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Kapo

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[kah-poh] /ˈkɑ poʊ/
noun
1.
a Nazi concentration camp prisoner who was given privileges in return for supervising prisoner work gangs: often a common criminal and frequently brutal to fellow inmates.
Origin of Kapo
< German, perhaps shortening of French caporal corporal2
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