Kapo

or ka·po

[ kah-poh ]
/ ˈkɑ poʊ /

noun

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.

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Origin of Kapo

< German, perhaps shortening of French caporal corporal2
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