- Showing consistency of reason (Weiser).
- Super-kosher (not only of food), or acceptable to the Haredi community.
- "They ate at that place - glatt treif!"
- "The wedding had separate seating and separate entrances for men and women - the whole affair was glatt kosher."
- "Pesach at the Super Luxurious Ritz Acapulco - guaranteed highest standard of Glatt Kosher!"
- "The whole meal was glatt."
- "They'll only eat glatt kosher."
- "His p'sak is based on a glatte svara" (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, English
Yiddish גלאַט glat 'smooth, even' (see Notes)
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
'Glatt', which strictly speaking has no meaning outside meat, is now a catch-all phrase with sociological rather than halakhic significance. Has a technical meaning relating to the lungs of a slaughtered animal, denoting a lung "smooth" and without adhesions or growths. Also has an interesting variant - 'Glatt treif' - meaning the polar opposite of 'glatt kosher' -- i.e. unarguably, extremely non-kosher or unacceptable to Orthodox Jews.
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