noun, plural ki·los.
- kiln run brick,
- kilner jar,
Origin of kilo
Origin of kilo-
Examples from the Web for kilo
This defendant was charged with having a kilo of heroin, serious dealer weight, but he had not been indicted.A Sax Player, Then a Suspect After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Act|Michael Daly|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The best horsetail hair comes from Latin America, at $25 a kilo.Savoir Beds’ Royal State Bed: Just Perfect, If You Have $175,000|Daniel Gross|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That about a kilo is at issue in Moldova makes talk of a warhead far off, but it is hardly harmless.
Well, I waked this morning just after sunrise with a feeling that Kilo was there staring at me.Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore
He's got mighty proud since he set out to build that there Kilo Opery House of his.
Across the bridge was a shop where you could buy anything from a pair of boots to a kilo of vermicelli.Adventures of a Despatch Rider|W. H. L. Watson
Our kilos were written in a book, and each person was asked to write his name under his kilo.The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912|Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
You want to be boss of this party in Kilo county, that's what you want.
noun plural kilos
Word Origin for kilo-
1870, shortening of kilogram. Slang shortening key (in drug trafficking) is attested from 1968.
word-forming element meaning "one thousand," introduced in French 1795, when the metric system was officially adopted there, from Greek khilioi "thousand," of unknown origin.