Definition of kayo in English:


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Pronunciation: /keɪˈəʊ
Boxing , informal

noun (plural kayos)

A knockout: a sixth-round kayo
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  • Bernard's thirty-one kayos in forty-four fights will attest to his success in using this theory.
  • In 1959 he scored four straight kayos two of which were over rugged Joe Shaw and talented Al Andrews.
  • Following his disastrous kayo losses to Cassius Clay, Sonny was written off by the experts.

verb (kayoes, kayoing, kayoed)

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Knock (someone) out: he was kayoed by Patterson in the sixth round it’s a software virus that kayoes computer systems
More example sentences
  • It was great you called him ignorant because he was trying to make you look bad on national TV and you kayoed him.
  • One month before Ellis defeated Quarry, Joe Frazier kayoed his amateur nemesis Buster Mathis in eleven rounds.
  • Would he have kayoed Williams had he not hurt his knee?


1920s: representing the pronunciation of KO.

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