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Dec 15, 2011
This week's theme
Words borrowed from Yiddish

This week's words
nosh
naches
schmutz
kosher
schlockmeister

What's kosher, what's not?
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kosher

PRONUNCIATION:
(KO-shuhr)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Conforming to the dietary laws of Judaism.
2. Proper; genuine; permissible.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Yiddish, from Hebrew kasher (fit, proper). Earliest documented use: 1851.

USAGE:
"Tobias Geffen was an Orthodox rabbi who was pestered with questions from his congregants about whether Coke was kosher."
Karen Burshtein; Passover Pepsi; Winnipeg Free Press (Canada); Apr 25, 2011.

"It is only when The Guardian determines a story is kosher that the BBC jumps in."
Stephen Glover; Patten and Cameron May be on Collision Course; The Independent (London, UK); Mar 14, 2011

See more usage examples of kosher in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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