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or K.O., k.o., kay·o

[noun key-oh, key-oh; verb key-oh]Slang.
noun, plural KO's.
  1. a knockout in boxing.
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verb (used with object), KO'd, KO'ing.
  1. to knock unconscious, especially in a boxing match; knock out.
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Origin of KO

First recorded in 1920–25; initial letters of knock out
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Related Words for ko

impact, bump, concussion, shock, punch, slap, jolt, stroke, jab, kick, uppercut, whipping, drubbing, rout, annihilation, debacle, conquest, beating, trouncing, blow

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verb KO's, KO'ing, KO'd, k.o.'s, k.o.'ing or k.o.'d
  1. a slang term for knock outSee knockout
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noun plural KO's or k.o.'s
  1. a slang term for knockout
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