king's pawn.

K. of P.

Knights of Pythias.


Military. kitchen police.
Knight of the Order of St. Patrick.
Knights of Pythias. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kp

  • The kping or kpik is a kind of mantle covered with wool (Erskine); the root of the word is kp, dry.

    The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • I did KP duty and cleaned barracks until the next group arrived.

British Dictionary definitions for kp


the internet domain name for

Democratic Republic of Korea


abbreviation for

Knight (of the Order) of St Patrick
US military kitchen police

symbol for

chess king's pawn
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Word Origin and History for kp



"kitchen duty," 1935, apparently short for kitchen police (duties), itself attested from 1933 as part of Boy Scouting and other camping activities; the expression's sense sometimes shifted to kitchen patrol (1940) during World War II.

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