kitchen police


noun Military.

soldiers detailed by roster or as punishment to assist in kitchen duties.
duty as assistant to the cooks. Abbreviation: K.P.

Origin of kitchen police

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for kitchen police

kitchen police

pl n

US soldiers who have been detailed to work in the kitchen, esp as a punishmentAbbreviation: KP
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