from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Judaism Unclean and unfit for consumption according to dietary law; not kosher.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ceremonially unclean, according to the Jewish law; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Unlawful; unclean: opposed to kosher as used by Hebrews.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not conforming to dietary laws
Yiddish treyf, from Hebrew ṭərēpâ, carrion, from ṭārap, to tear; see ṭrp in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)