K


K
n
1.
one thousand. This abbreviation existed in limited slang usage in the 1970s (based on the k of kilo), but it was its use in computer jargon (to mean a storage capacity of 1,024 bytes) which was first transposed to express sums of money when discussing fees or salaries.
It then entered general colloquial use in the 1980s.
► He's on 60K a year.
2.
British
a knighthood, from the initial letter, or that of KBE, KCMG, etc.
► Brenda has now let it be known to DowningStreet that Milne should be given a "K" in the birthday honours list. Surprisingly enough Thatcher seems to approve.' (Private Eye magazine, April 1989)

Contemporary slang . 2014.