hechshered (HEK-shurd) listen
hechsured (HEKH-shurd) listen


  • adj. (of a packaged food product) Having a hechsher; certified kosher.

Example Sentences

  • "If you do not keep a strictly kosher home, you are encouraged to provide hekhshered packaged goods or catered food. " (source)

  • "With hechshered foods so readily available in UK supermarkets, convenience stores and petrol stations, it is easier than ever to access kosher food." (source)

  • "You can bring dairy or pareve food cooked in your home that adheres to our kashrut standards using hechshered ingredients where required." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH/Y הכשר hechsher + English passive participial suffix -ed

    • 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)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • None

      Alternative Spellings



  • Although this word is formed as if hechsher was a verb, hechsher is rarely, if ever, used as a verb.

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