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Meaning of “kosher” in the English Dictionary

"kosher" in British English

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kosheradjective

uk   /ˈkəʊ.ʃər/  us   /ˈkoʊ.ʃɚ/
(of ​food or ​places where ​food is ​sold, etc.) ​prepared or ​kept in ​conditions that ​follow the ​rules of ​Jewishlaw: kosher ​food/​meat a kosher ​restaurant/​butcher/​shop informal humorous legal, ​able to be ​trusted and ​therefore good: Their ​businessactivities aren't ​quite kosher.
(Definition of kosher from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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kosheradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈkoʊ·ʃər/
(of ​food or ​places where ​food is ​kept) ​prepared or ​kept in ​conditions that ​follow the ​rules of ​Jewishlaw: kosher ​food a kosher ​restaurant Kosher can also ​meanacceptable or ​correct: It’s kosher for a ​politician to make a ​fortune when he ​leavesoffice, but not when he’s in ​office.
(Definition of kosher from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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