soldiers detailed by roster or as punishment to assist in kitchen duties.
duty as assistant to the cooks. Abbreviation: K.P.
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Origin of kitchen police
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby kitchen police
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British Dictionary definitions for kitchen police
US soldiers who have been detailed to work in the kitchen, esp as a punishmentAbbreviation: KP
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