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cosher

[kosh-er] /ˈkɒʃ ər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to treat with special fondness; pamper.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; perhaps conflation of cocker3 with uncertain elements; Hiberno-English cosher to feast, live at the expense of kinsmen (< Irish cóisir feast, retinue) is remote in sense
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cosher

/ˈkɒʃə/
verb (Irish)
1.
(transitive) to pamper or coddle
2.
(intransitive) to live or be entertained at the expense of another
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Word Origin and History for cosher
n.

1630s, phonetic spelling of Irish coisir "feast, entertainment."

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