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KP

Chess.
1.
king's pawn.

K. of P.

1.
Knights of Pythias.

K.P.

1.
Military. kitchen police.
2.
Knight of the Order of St. Patrick.
3.
Knights of Pythias.
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  • The KPing or KPik is a kind of mantle covered with wool (Erskine); the root of the word is KP, dry.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • I did KP duty and cleaned barracks until the next group arrived.

British Dictionary definitions for KP

kp

abbreviation
1.
Democratic Republic of Korea

KP

abbreviation
1.
Knight (of the Order) of St Patrick
2.
(US, military) kitchen police
symbol
3.
(chess) king's pawn
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Word Origin and History for KP

k.p.

n.

"kitchen duty," 1935, apparently short for kitchen police (duties), itself attested from 1933 as part of Boy Scouting and other camping activities; the expression's sense sometimes shifted to kitchen patrol (1940) during World War II.

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