Meaning of kosher

ko•sher

Pronunciation: (kō'shur), [key]
— adj.
  1. kosher meat; kosher dishes; a kosher tallith.
    1. fit or allowed to be eaten or used, according to the dietary or ceremonial laws:kosher meat; kosher dishes; a kosher tallith.
    2. adhering to the laws governing such fitness:a kosher restaurant.
    1. proper; legitimate.
    2. genuine; authentic.
  2. to adhere to the dietary laws of Judaism.
—n.
  1. kosher food: Let's eat kosher tonight.
—v.t.
  1. to make kosher: to kosher meat by salting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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