• synonyms


  1. king's pawn.
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K. of P.

  1. Knights of Pythias.
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  1. Military. kitchen police.
  2. Knight of the Order of St. Patrick.
  3. Knights of Pythias.
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Historical Examples

  • 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
  1. Democratic Republic of Korea
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abbreviation for
  1. Knight (of the Order) of St Patrick
  2. US military kitchen police
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symbol for
  1. 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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