from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation king's pawn (chess)
  • abbreviation kitchen police

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  • noun The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • initialism Kitchen Police or Kitchen Patrol (used in military; enlisted person assigned to assist in the kitchen)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an enlisted person who is assigned to assist the cooks


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  • KP is training clinicians to be more fully present and engaged with patients through transforming the long-held, but poorly-used, office visit staple -- the medical interview.

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  • KP is on rotation thos ewho cook do not clean and thos who clean dont cook on that day and if we get one that tthings he's too good to cook,. or clean he; s dwon the road.

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  • My friends in KP wound up in a group together * jealous* and a couple weeks ago they made this recipe for a baked chicken and pasta casserole.

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  • Said a commenter on a political blog - who simply went by the name KP - on the opposition party's defeat in Hula Selangor: 'I feel Pakatan has been overemphasising its support from the business and sub-urban/urban sections that they overlooked the fact that the proletariat and rural sections remain the majority in this country.'

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  • Pietersen has as much batting talent as Sachin Tendulkar, says it is no wonder the man they call KP has been in a run drought. | Top Stories

  • Pathmanathan, known by the nom de guerre KP, had been working to turn the remnants of the violent insurgent group into a peaceful liberation movement after the government routed the rebels on the battlefield in May and killed their revered leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran.

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  • But as Pathmanathan, known by his nom de guerre KP, worked to revive the Tamil Tigers, the government pushed for his arrest.


  • Down in California near Fresno, Khetphet "KP" Phagnasay has assembled an interesting grass-roots approach to acting and the arts known as KP's Actor's Gym.

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  • I don’t know the Bloom business model (I am suspicious they have a large rent-seeking component if KP is funding them) but if they can make these work subsidy free, that’s great.

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  • However, the alleged infringer has the burden of proof per the Supreme Court’s decision in KP Permanent Make-Up.

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