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KO | kayo

Meaning: a knockout, especially in boxing (n.) | to knock someone out, usually with a punch (v.)

For example:

  • Three of the boxers won their fights with a kayo, and the rest won on points.

  • The fight was stopped after Tony KOed his opponent in the fourth round.

Note: both spellings are pronounced "kay-oh"

Quick Quiz:

If someone wins a boxing match by a KO, they win by
  1. a knockover
  2. a knockout
  3. a knockoff

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