kitchen police

kitchen police

noun Military.
1.
soldiers detailed by roster or as punishment to assist in kitchen duties.
2.
duty as assistant to the cooks. Abbreviation: K.P.

Origin:
1915–20

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kitchen police
 
pl n
(US) KP soldiers who have been detailed to work in the kitchen, esp as a punishment

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