See also: pk, pK, .pk, and p.K.

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PK

  1. The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Pakistan.
  2. (metrology) Symbol for petakelvin, an SI unit of thermodynamic temperature equal to 1015 kelvins.

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NounEdit

PK (countable and uncountable, plural PKs)

  1. Initialism of preacher's kid, pastor's kid or priest's kid: the child of a clergyman and/or clergywoman, especially Protestant.
    • 1906, Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education, Religious Education
      The traditional community image of the pk (preacher's kid) and the social control function of gossip in relation to the minister's wife underline the interlocking nature []
    • 1998, Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr., My Soul's Been Anchored: A Preacher's Heritage in the Faith
      I was a typical PK (preacher's kid), full of mischief, full of life and insatiable curiosity.
    • 2005, Warren L. Braun, Was It a Miracle?
      And after all, I was a PK (preacher's kid) and no one wanted to play with a PK in any case! It might be catching, like the measles!
  2. (parapsychology) Initialism of psychokinesis.
  3. (video games, role-playing games) Initialism of player kill, player killing or player killer.
  4. (computing, databases) Initialism of primary key.
  5. (American football) Initialism of placekicker.
  6. (US, soccer) Initialism of penalty kick.
  7. (biochemistry) Initialism of protein kinase.
  8. (informal, pharmacology) Initialism of painkiller.
    • 1999 January 4, Kelly Potts, “Re: genetic traits”, in alt.native, Usenet[1]:
      I know a guy who had surgery done and he is now addicted to the PKs. I had a problem with a popular recreational substance about ten years ago and I'm realy not looking forward to counting that coup again. As it is now, I have a pile of PKs that the doc. gave me. I don't use them unless I can't even sit up.
    • 2017, Sean Avery, Offside: My Life Crossing the Line, [Toronto]: Viking Press, →ISBN, page unknown:
      But between the Toradol, Sudafed, Adderall, Vicodin, Percocet, and other PKs (painkillers), you didn't really need to buy street drugs. You could find the right state of mind right in the trainer's room.

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ChineseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English PK.

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PK

  1. (slang) player killing (player-versus-player conflict in MMORPGs and MUDs)

VerbEdit

PK

  1. (slang) to challenge; to compete with; to take somebody on as a rival; to compare the merits of two things

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English penalty kick.

NounEdit

P(ピー)K(ケー) (pīkē

  1. (soccer) penalty kick.

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KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From McCune-Reischauer Romanization initials of Pusan and Kyŏngnam.

Proper nounEdit

PK (Pikei) (hangeul 피케이)

  1. Busan–Gyeongnam; Busan and South Gyeongsang

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PK (comparative mer PK, superlative mest PK)

  1. Initialism of politiskt korrekt (politically correct); PC