eats out

Definitions

  • 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)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

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

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