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kitchen police

noun, Military
soldiers detailed by roster or as punishment to assist in kitchen duties.
duty as assistant to the cooks.
Abbreviation: K.P.
Origin of kitchen police
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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kitchen police

plural noun
(US) soldiers who have been detailed to work in the kitchen, esp as a punishment KP
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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