- soldiers detailed by roster or as punishment to assist in kitchen duties.
- duty as assistant to the cooks. Abbreviation: K.P.
Origin of kitchen police
First recorded in 1915–20
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He was learning much more of kitchen-police work than of guard mount.
Not kitchen-police work and endless drill and digging holes and taking baths.
- US soldiers who have been detailed to work in the kitchen, esp as a punishmentAbbreviation: KP
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