k.o.

KO

[n. key-oh, key-oh; v. key-oh] Slang.
noun, plural KO's.
1.
a knockout in boxing.
verb (used with object), KO'd, KO'ing.
2.
to knock unconscious, especially in a boxing match; knock out.
Also, K.O., k.o., kayo.


Origin:
1920–25; initial letters of knock out

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KO or k.o. (ˈkeɪˈəʊ)
 
vb , KO's, KO'ing, KO'd, k.o.'s, k.o.'ing, k.o.'d
1.  See knockout a slang term for knock out
 
n , KO's, KO'ing, KO'd, k.o.'s, k.o.'ing, k.o.'d, KO's, k.o.'s
2.  a slang term for knockout
 
k.o. or k.o.
 
vb
 
n

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ko
Korean
KO
  1. Coca-Cola Co.

  2. knockout

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