k.p.


k.p.

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

  1. Knights of Pythias.
n.

“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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