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kitchen police

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noun Military.
  1. soldiers detailed by roster or as punishment to assist in kitchen duties.
  2. duty as assistant to the cooks. Abbreviation: K.P.
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Origin of kitchen police

First recorded in 1915–20
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Historical Examples

  • He was learning much more of kitchen-police work than of guard mount.

    Short Stories of the New America

    Various

  • Not kitchen-police work and endless drill and digging holes and taking baths.


British Dictionary definitions for kitchen police

kitchen police

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