- a Nazi concentration camp prisoner who was given privileges in return for supervising prisoner work gangs: often a common criminal and frequently brutal to fellow inmates.
Origin of Kapo
< German, perhaps shortening of French caporal corporal2
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Examples from the Web for kapo
Alia was responsible for ideological affairs, Kapo for organizational matters, and Spahiu for the state administration.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
Kapo taught Ke-ao-mele-mele the chants and the movements of the different hulas until she was very skilful.
Ke-ao-mele-mele took gifts, went to Kapo, made offerings, and thus for the first time secured a goddess for the hula.