eats out


eats out (eets OUT)


  • v. Describes willingness of otherwise kosher-observant person to eat in non-supervised restaurant; connotation is that they will not eat non-kosher food (meat, shellfish etc), but are not concerned about the status of food prepared in otherwise non-kosher kitchen.

Example Sentences

  • "He's kosher but eats out."

  • "Do you eat out?"

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


  • North America


  • None


  • Used especially in early stages of social negotiation. An indicator of position on the Orthodox spectrum.

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