from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Indiana north of Indianapolis. Founded in the 1840s, it is a manufacturing center. Population: 45,900.

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  • proper n. A city, the county seat of Howard County, Indiana, United States. See Wikipedia:Kokomo, Indiana
  • proper n. An unincorporated community in Mississippi


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  • There used to be an AC-Delco plant in Kokomo along with the Chryco transmission plant.

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  • Last week, he played a three-on-three game with high school students in Kokomo, Ind., and this week took on members of the U.N.C. team in Chapel Hill, including national collegiate player of the year Tyler Hansbrough.

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  • Called a Sensing Diagnostic Module, the electronic "brains" behind an airbag were developed by General Motors and are now manufactured by its spin-off company Delphi at an electronics plant in Kokomo, Ind. GM's air bags are made in Vandalia at Delphi's Interior & Lighting Systems plant and are later hooked up to the black boxes on assembly lines for GM and other auto companies.

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  • Unlike Tiny Toons’ “A Night in Kokomo,” which paid dubious tribute to the Marx Brothers by re-using many of their famous routines, “King Yakko” is a genuine tribute: An attempt to capture the spirit of the Marx Brothers without slavishly copying them.

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  • Anyone with more information about the investigation is asked to call the Kokomo police hot line at 765-456-7017 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. - Local News

  • Police asked anyone with information about the case to call Kokomo police at 765-456-7017 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. - Local News

  • The officers were responding to a 911 about a man believed dead at the home in Kokomo, which is about 40 miles north of Indianapolis.

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  • Soon he was known as Kokomo and the name James Arnold all but vanished.

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  • I'm a native of Vermont, and this is my favorite mondegreen (from the Beach Boys '"Kokomo"):


  • Pardon me, but it has been scientifically proven that the worst pop song ever is, in fact, the Beach Boy's "Kokomo", not "Sloop John B".

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