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kilo

[kee-loh, kil-oh] /ˈki loʊ, ˈkɪl oʊ/
noun, plural kilos.
1.
2.
3.
(a word used in communications to represent the letter K.)
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; shortened form
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British Dictionary definitions for kilos

kilo1

/ˈkiːləʊ/
noun (pl) kilos
1.
short for kilogram, kilometre

kilo2

/ˈkiːləʊ/
noun
1.
(communications) a code word for the letter k
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Word Origin and History for kilos

kilo

n.

1870, shortening of kilogram. Slang shortening key (in drug trafficking) is attested from 1968.

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Related Abbreviations for kilos

kilo

kilogram
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