PK, noun

Forms:
Also P.K.
Origin:
Rhodesian English
colloquial
Initial letters of piccanin(ny) kaya, see piccanin adjective sense 2.
1966 I. Vaughan These Were my Yesterdays 151‘A baboon behind “picaninny kaiah” tried to scratch my tail.’ Charles said, ‘You must be mad, baboons don’t do that.’ Old man said, ‘It did — I saw it run behind the P.K.’
1970 D. Proctor Informant, Clarens (OFS)P.K. WC, Toilet, lavatory. ‘Where is the P.K. on this farm?’
1994 [see piccanin kaya piccanin sense 2].
Initial letters of piccanin(ny) kaya, see piccaninadjective2.

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