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k-

  1. (SI prefix) Abbreviation of kilo-.

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Uncertain. Perhaps from OK, in phrases like OK, cool; perhaps from the K prefix for kilo-, as in kilobyte.

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k-

  1. (BBS and Internet slang, dated) Used as an intensifier.
    • 1994, "Dave!", Mind Warp! Volume #02 Release Info... (on newsgroup alt.zines)
      We have been heavily influenced by, and use the same 'zine format' as cDc and uXu. And if you think we're ripping them off.. you damn skippy! They're excellent texts and I wish to be as k-cool as them. :)
    • 1994?, "Rabid Rasta", The Real Pirate's Guide (reposted anonymously on newsgroup alt.2600, 14 August 1994)
      Corollary: Real pirates don't keep score.
      Real pirates don't say "K-K00L", "K-AWESOME", "X10DER", "L8R0N", or anything of the sort.
      Real pirates know the difference between "f" and "ph" (i.e. "philes", "phuck", "fone", etc.).
    • 1996, "Jerod Pore", k-rad warez d00d hits alt.binaries.zines - AGAIN (on newsgroup nwes.admin.net-abuse.misc
      My least favorite k-rad warez d00d [] has once again plastered alt.binaries.zines with millions of bytes of pirated software using a forged address at penet.
    • 1996, "rj", quake crack (on newsgroup alt.games.quake)
      Oooo.... what use of sarcasm, I bow down to you almighty one. What really was the point of your 'post'. To defend your K-Rad Warez pals? You k-rad warez puppies are something else. Now run along and download the latest k-rad game and of course never use it, just be k00l and say you got it 0 hour.

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k-

  1. (before a vowel) Alternative form of