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keystroke a stroke made on a typewriter or computer keyboard.
key up to bring to a state of intense feeling or agitation.
kg abbreviation of "kilogram," or "kilograms," a unit of weight equal to one thousand grams or 2.205 pounds.
KGB abbreviation of "Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopastnosti" (Russian); Committee of State Security; formerly, the security and intelligence organization of the Soviet Union.
khaki a dull yellowish brown color. [5 definitions]
khamsin a hot south wind from the Sahara that blows in Egypt in the spring, sometimes bringing sand with it.
khan1 the ruler of the Tatars and Mongols in medieval times. [2 definitions]
khan2 in certain countries of the East and Middle East, an inn, esp. one with a large courtyard for keeping caravan animals.
Khartoum the capital of Sudan.
khedive the title of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt from 1867 to 1914.
Khmer a member of one of the peoples of Cambodia. [2 definitions]
khoums the smaller monetary unit of Mauritania. (Cf. ouguiya.)
kHz abbreviation of "kilohertz," a unit of frequency equal to one thousand cycles per second or one thousand hertz; kilocycle.
kibble to grind or crush into coarse pieces. [2 definitions]
kibbutz an Israeli farming settlement whose ownership is shared by those who live and work there.
Kibei (sometimes l.c.) an offspring of Japanese immigrant parents who is born in the United States or Canada but educated in Japan. (See Issei, Nisei, Sansei.)
kibitz (informal) to chatter or offer unwanted advice, esp. during a card game.
kibitzer (informal) an observer who offers unsolicited or unwanted advice, esp. during a card game; meddler. [2 definitions]
kick to deliver a blow to with the foot. [14 definitions]
kickable combined form of kick.
kick a habit to stop doing something that has become a habit or addiction.