Slang to English letter K

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Kaffies
Trousers (Polari)

Kecks
Underwear (Liverpool)

Ken
To understand (Scotland)
'I'm not lending you any money - d'y'ken?'

Kerb-Crawling
To drive a car slowly by the side of the road, looking for prostitutes. (Everybody)

Kerching
Exclamation on making or receiving a lot of money (Everybody)
'Just won £10 on the fruity! Kerching!'

Kerfuffle
A fuss; a fight (Everybody)

Khazi
Toilet (Polari)

Kibosh
To end, usually prematurely or unwillingly (London)
'He's been banned from the boozer - that's put the kibosh on his drinking then.'

Kick In
To begin (Everybody)
'The drink's kicking in - let's have a party!'

Kick Off
To begin - especially a fight or argument (Everybody)
'Don't go in that pub, it all kicked off in there last night'

Kick the Bucket
To die (Everybody)
'My Uncle Fred's just kicked the bucket'

Kid On
To persuade or lie to (Everybody)
'Doreen's never got herself pregnant has she? Tell me you're kidding me on!'

Kiddy Fiddler
One who is a paedophile or takes an unhealthy sexual interest in children (Everybody)

Kiki
A slumber party, most commonly used with gay guys. (Polari)

Kip
Sleep or short nap (Everybody)
'Just going upstairs for a Kip.'

Kist
Chest (i.e. box) (Yorkshire)

Knackered
To be very tired; exhausted. (Everybody)
'You get on top, I'm knackered!'

Knees Up
A party (London)

Knee-Trembler
Sexual intercourse, usually hurried, standing up, outside (Everybody)
'We had a knee-trembler behind the pub last night'

Knob Head
Idiot (Everybody)

Knob-end
Incompetent, stupid, annoying, or childish person (Everybody)

Knocked Off
Stolen; counterfeit (Everybody)
'Those TVs were Knocked Off'

Knocked Up
Pregnant (Everybody)
'He's only gone and Knocked Up his girlfriend'

Knockers
Breasts (Everybody)
'Look at the knockers on her!'

Know Your Onions
Be very knowledgeable. (Everybody)
'My accountant really knows his onions.'

Kraut
A German person (Everybody)

Kvetsh
Complain, whine, moan (Jewish)

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