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KO

or K.O., k.o., kay·o

[ noun key-oh, key-oh; verb key-oh ]
/ noun ˈkeɪˈoʊ, ˈkeɪˌoʊ; verb ˈkeɪˈoʊ /
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noun, plural KO's.
a knockout in boxing.
verb (used with object), KO'd, KO'ing.
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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British Dictionary definitions for KO

KO

k.o.

/ (ˈkeɪˈəʊ) /

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