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kayo

[key-oh, key-oh; v. key-oh] /ˈkeɪˈoʊ, ˈkeɪˌoʊ; v. ˈkeɪˈoʊ/ Slang.
noun, plural kayos, verb, kayoed, kayoing.
1.
KO.
Origin of kayo
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism

KO

[n. key-oh, key-oh; v. key-oh] /n. ˈkeɪˈoʊ, ˈkeɪˌoʊ; v. ˈkeɪˈoʊ/ 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.
Origin
1920-25; initial letters of knock out
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British Dictionary definitions for kayo

kayo

/ˈkeɪˈəʊ/
noun (pl) kayos
1.
(boxing) another term for knockout
verb kayoes, kayos, kayoing, kayoed
2.
(boxing) another term for knock out See knockout
Word Origin
C20: from the initial letters of knock out

KO

/ˈkeɪˈəʊ/
verb KO's, KO'ing, KO'd, k.o.'s, k.o.'ing, k.o.'d
1.
a slang term for knock out See knockout
noun (pl) KO's, k.o.'s
2.
a slang term for knockout
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Word Origin and History for kayo

spelled-out form of K.O. (knockout), from 1923. Also used in 1920s as a slang reversal of OK.

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Slang definitions & phrases for kayo

kayo

noun

A knockout; ko (1923+ Prizefight)

KO

modifier

: aKO punch

noun

A knockout; kayo (1922+ Prizefight)

verb

: He KOed six in a row

Related Terms

tko

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for kayo

ko

Korean

KO

1.
Coca-Cola Co.
2.
knockout
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