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K.P.

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

K. of P.

1.
Knights of Pythias.
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Word Origin and History for K.P.

k.p.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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