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Karen Tweet Definition of Karen Like Definition of Karen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female),the anglicized pronunciation of a Danish form of Catherine; first taken up as a given name in the U.S. in the 1930s, and quite popular in the English-speaking world from the 1950s to the 1970s.
  2. A group of languages of Myanmar and Thailand.
     
Karl Tweet Definition of Karl Like Definition of Karl on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, ) from the German and Scandinavian form of Charles. See also Carl.
     
Kate Tweet Definition of Kate Like Definition of Kate on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ), pet form of Catherine and its variant forms, used since the Middle Ages.
     
Katherine Tweet Definition of Katherine Like Definition of Katherine on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a popular spelling variant of Catherine.
     
Kathleen Tweet Definition of Kathleen Like Definition of Kathleen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ) derived from the Irish Caitlí­n.
     
Katrina Tweet Definition of Katrina Like Definition of Katrina on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ) An alternate form of Catherine.
    1. The 11th hurricane of the 2005 season, which caused catastrophic damage to Louisiana, Mississippi and parts of Alabama.
     
Kay Tweet Definition of Kay Like Definition of Kay on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname derived from several Old and Middle English words; also adopted by immigrants whose surnames began with a K.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surnames, or from a rare medieval given name ( as the Sir Kay of Arthurian legend ), Welsh Cai, Latinized as Caius, related to the modern male name Kai.
  3. (given name, female), short form of Katherine and other names beginning with a "K";popular as a middle name.
     
Keith Tweet Definition of Keith Like Definition of Keith on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish surname.
  2. (given name, male).
     
Kelly Tweet Definition of Kelly Like Definition of Kelly on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish surname, Anglicized from the Gaelic í Ceallaigh
  2. (given name, female) derived from the surname, popular from the 1960s to the 1980s.
     
kemp Tweet Definition of kemp Like Definition of kemp on Facebook
noun 
  1. Coarse, rough hair wool or fur.
     
Ken Tweet Definition of Ken Like Definition of Ken on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ), a diminutive of Kenneth.
     
Kenneth Tweet Definition of Kenneth Like Definition of Kenneth on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ), originally used in Scotland, popular in all English-speaking countries in the 20th century.
     
Kenny Tweet Definition of Kenny Like Definition of Kenny on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of Kenneth
     
Kent Tweet Definition of Kent Like Definition of Kent on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A maritime county in the southeast of England bordered by Sussex, Surrey, London, the North Sea and the English Channel.
  2. (slang) A one pence piece. Named after the cheapest property in Monopoly (TM).
  3. A surname derived from the place name.
  4. (given name, male) transferred from the surname; of mostly American usage, but never popular.
     
Kerry Tweet Definition of Kerry Like Definition of Kerry on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A county in the Republic of Ireland.
  2. A surname.
  3. (given name, male).
  4. (given name, female), originally Australian usage, also spelled Kerri and Kerrie.
     
Kevin Tweet Definition of Kevin Like Definition of Kevin on Facebook
proper noun (Kevins)
  1. (given name, male, from Irish, ) that first became popular outside Ireland in the mid-twentieth century.
  2. (context, UK, pejorative, slang) A working-class male.
     
Kim Tweet Definition of Kim Like Definition of Kim on Facebook
proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
  1. (given name, male), a short form of Kimball ( from Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim (1901)), Kimberly as a male name, or borrowed from Scandinavia ( = Joachim).
  2. (given name, female) used since 1940s, a short form of Kimberly.
  3. A surname very common in Korea.
     
Kirk Tweet Definition of Kirk Like Definition of Kirk on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (context, chiefly, UK) The Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
  2. (given name, male, ).
     
Kirsten Tweet Definition of Kirsten Like Definition of Kirsten on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a Danish and Norwegian variant of Christina.
     
KIT Tweet Definition of KIT Like Definition of KIT on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Keep In Touch
     
kittie Tweet Definition of kittie Like Definition of kittie on Facebook
noun 
  1. Alternate spelling of kitty.
     
kitty Tweet Definition of kitty Like Definition of kitty on Facebook
noun (kitt, ies)
  1. a kitten or young cat
  2. a pet name for a cat
  3. a money pool, as for a card game, or for shared expenses.
  4. a less vulgar slang term for female genitals
     
Kristin Tweet Definition of Kristin Like Definition of Kristin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female),borrowed from a Norwegian form of Christina
     
Kurt Tweet Definition of Kurt Like Definition of Kurt on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) borrowed from German, a contracted form of Konrad.
     
Kyle Tweet Definition of Kyle Like Definition of Kyle on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish and Northern Irish habitational surname, from several place names derived from Gaelic caol, narrows.
  2. (given name, male), derived from the surname.
     

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