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K.G. (=Knight of the Order of the Garter)
KC
UK law King's Counsel
see Queen's Counsel
keel-bully
Brit one of the crew of a keel (=metaphorically, a ship); a Tyneside lighterman
keeler
naut. a bargeman
-keeper
one who keeps or looks after something or someone, e.g. (e.g. game~), (e.g. goal~), (e.g. gate~)
Keeper of the Great Wardrobe
dom was a position in the British Royal Household. The holders were responsible for running the Great Wardrobe, an office which provided clothing and textiles to the British Royal Family. (Abolished in 1782.)

In medieval times, the office handled royal finances, and as such held great financial power. [WIKI]

Keeper of the Privy Purse
dom in the Royal Household, the person who carried all the the sovereign's money, paid for all expenses and received monies payable to the sovereign.
kempster
a wool comber
kern
hist a lightly-armed Irish foot-soldier
a peasant; a boor
khan
a title given to rulers and officials in Central Asian, Afghanistan, etc.
hist the supreme ruler of Turkish, Tatar, and Mongol tribes.
the emperor of China in the Middle Ages.
khedive
hist the title of the Viceroy of Egypt under Turkish rule [1867-1914].
kiddier kidder
one who buys provisions from the producers and takes them to market to sell; a badger.
killer
one who or that which kills; a slayer, butcher.
cf -cide
kin
one's relatives; family; kinfolk. See the tables kin (blood) and kin (marriage). cf kith and kin.
cf kindred
cf kinfolk
cf kinsman
Kin: Relations by Blood
ancestor 
any (esp. remote) person from whom one is descended; reciprocal of descendant. e.g. (e.g. parents)=one's father and mother, (e.g. grandparents)=the parents of ones parents, (e.g. great-grandchild)=the children of ones grandchildren, etc.
aunt 
a sister of one's mother or father.
see also the table at kin (marriage)
blood 
indicating a consanguinous relationship.
blood brother 
a brother by birth
one of two persons who vow mutual fidelity and trust by a ceremony involving the mingling of each other's blood.
brother 
a male sibling.
child, pl. children 
a son or daughter; reciprocal of parent.
a person between birth and puberty or the age of legal majority or adulthood.
cognate relative 
a consanguinous relative.
consanguinous 
indicating a blood relationship; descended from the same ancestor.
cousin 
a collateral relative more distant than a sibling.
formerly often applied to a nephew or niece.
daughter 
a female child.
descendant 
any (esp. remote) person descended from one's self; reciprocal of ancestor
father 
one's male parent.
grand- 
a prefix indicating a removal by one generation, either up or down, e.g. (e.g. grandfather)=father of a parent, (e.g. grandson)=son of a child, (e.g. grandparent)=parent of a parent.
great- 
a hyphenated prefix indicating a further removal by an additional generation upward or downward, e.g. (e.g. great-aunt)=sister of one's grandparent, a/k/a grandaunt, (e.g. great-great-grandmother). Distant removal sometimes indicated by a multiplier, e.g. (e.g. great×4-grandson)=great-great-great-great-grandson.
half 
indicating a half-blood relation, e.g. (e.g. half sister)=a female with whom a mother or father (but not both) is shared.
half-blood 
The relationship existing between persons having only one parent in common.
Offensive a half-breed; someone with parents of different ethnic types; half-caste.
mother 
one's female parent.
nephew 
a son of one's sibling.
see also the table at kin (marriage)
niece 
a daughter of one's sibling
see also the table at kin (marriage)
offspring 
=child or children.
parent 
one's father or mother; reciprocal of child
sibling 
an offspring of one's parents (other than oneself).
sister 
a female sibling.
son 
a male child.
uncle 
a brother of one's mother or father.
see also the table at kin (marriage)
uterine 
of the same mother, but not the same father; (e.g. sister uterine)=a half sister with whom a mother (but not a father) is shared, (e.g. uterine cousin)=a half cousin with whom a grandmother (but not a grandfather) is shared.
Kin: Relations by Marriage
aunt 
the wife of one's blood uncle
cf the table at kin (blood)
husband 
a man joined to a woman in marriage; a male spouse.
see also husband in main list
-in-law 
a suffix indicating a relation by marriage, as (e.g. brother-in-law)=the brother of one's spouse, (e.g. daughter-in-law)=the spouse of one's son.
mistress 
a woman who has continuing sexual relations with a man not her husband, esp one married to another woman. [AHD]
see also mistress in the main list.
nephew 
the nephew of one's spouse.
cf the table at kin (blood)
niece 
the niece of one's spouse.
cf the table at kin (blood)
spouse 
a marriage partner; a husband or wife.
step- 
a prefix indicating a relationship like the one specified, but resulting from a parent's remarriage or a spouse's previous marriage; e.g. (e.g. stepparent)=a mother's (father's) later husband (wife), (e.g. stepfather)=a male stepparent, (e.g. stepchild)=a child of one's spouse by a previous marriage, (e.g. stepsibling)=a child of a stepparent by a marriage other than with one's own parent.
wife 
a woman joined to a man in marriage; a female spouse.
uncle 
the husband of one's blood aunt
cf the table at kin (blood)
kindred
a group of related persons, as a clan or tribe.
a person's relatives: kinfolk
kinfolk
relatives, kindred.
King of Arms
hrld The senior rank of an officer of arms, with sole authority to grant armorial bearings (though this may be delegated to other officers).
King's Counsel
see Queen's Counsel
kingsman King's man
a partisan of the king; a royalist.
a customs-house officer.
kinsman (female~woman)
a blood relation.
disp a relation by marriage.
a member of one's own tribe or people.
kith and kin
one's acquaintances and relatives
one's relatives See kin.
klutz
sl a clumsy awkward person; a fool.
knacker
Brit A buyer of useless horses for slaughter; a horse-slaughterer.
A buyer of old houses, ships, etc for the materials.
obs one who sings in a lively manner.
obs a trickster, deceiver.
rare a maker of harnesses and rope
knapper
obs rare a boor, a menial.
one who breaks stones, flints and the like, esp. one whose occupation is to shape flints by strokes of a hammer or striker. [OED]
knave
a rogue; a scoundrel.
knight
mil. a medieval tenant giving military service as a mounted man-at-arms to a feudal landholder;
A noble (usu.), raised to honorable military rank after service as a page and a squire;
a gentleman-soldier;
Brit Hist a military retainer, usually a heavily armed and trained cavalryman; [DOME]
knight bachelor
Eng. a knight of the lowest order
knight errant
a medieval knight wandering in search of chivalrous adventure (=errant: traveling in search of adventure);
a paladin
Knight of the Order of the Garter, KG
Eng. a knight of the highest order, outranking a baronet
knocker
a spirit or goblin imagined to dwell in mines, and indicate the presence of ore by knocking.
slang a person of 'striking' appearance; a stunner. [OED]
knocker-up
someone paid to knock on clients' bedroom windows in the morning - usually with a long rod or pole - to wake them for work
Kool-Ade drinker chg
US fig is a figure of speech commonly used in the United States that refers to a person or group holding an unquestioned belief, argument, or philosophy without critical examination. It could also refer to knowingly going along with a doomed or dangerous idea because of peer pressure. The phrase typically carries a negative connotation when applied to an individual or group and derives from the November 1978 Jonestown Massacre, where members of the Peoples Temple, who were followers of the Reverend Jim Jones, committed suicide by drinking a mixture of a powdered soft drink flavoring agent [the Kool-Ade] laced with cyanide, a deadly poison. [WIKI]
Kron-
G Distinguishing heirs apparent from other royalty, (e.g. ~prinz).
cf Erb- [GET]
kulak
hist a peasant working for personal profit in the former Soviet Union. (=Russ. fist, denoting a tight-fisted person)

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