- n1.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.Britisha 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.