KS

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AcronymDefinition
KSKansas (US postal abbreviation)
KSKyrgyzstan (international vehicle registration)
KSKey Stage (level of UK state education)
KSKorean (Industrial) Standards
KSKosovo
KSKitchen Sink
KSKevin Smith (movie director)
KSKama Sutra
KSKatsoa (Finnish: see, look)
KSKnock Sensor (automotive)
KSKaposi's Sarcoma (common neoplastic complication in patients with AIDS)
KSKorean Standard
KSKolmogorov-Smirnov
KSKeyset
KSKiefer Sutherland (actor)
KSKilling Spree (gaming)
KSKolbenschmidt (Germany)
KSKlinefelter Syndrome
KSKill Steal (gaming tactic)
KSKeratan Sulfate
KSKelly-Springfield (.50 cal ammunition headstamp)
KSKabuki Syndrome
KSKappa Sigma Fraternity
KSKiaSu (Singlish)
KSKnight Star
KSKnee Slapper
KSKnee Society
ksKilosecond
KSKol Simcha (Klezmer dance group)
KSKilimanjaro Safaris
KSKenzo Suzuki (wrestler)
KSKitchen Stadium (Iron Chef TV show)
KSKing's Scholar (Eton College)
KSKing's Scholar
KSKeratitis Sicca (ophthalmology; form of eye inflammation)
KSKLUB SPORT (sport club)
KSKool Skools (Australian music competition)
KSKnight Spec (Priston Tale)
KSKept Son (adoption)
KSKick Snapper (football; center on FG attempts)
KSKreative Software
KSKonsekai:Swordwaltzer (webcomic)
KSKearny Standard
KSFuel Tanker/Anti-Submarine Aircraft designation
KSKnown Shippable
KSRepublic of Korea
KSKindred of Sages
KSKommunenes Sentralforbund (Norwegian municipal organization)
References in periodicals archive ?
Being kiasu is a way of life that, arguably, has both united and divided Singaporeans.
But on the other hand, being kiasu can mean crossing the line, becoming over-competitive and stepping on each other's toes, sometimes even literally during morning and evening peak hours on public transport.
Kiasu is one of the latest additions (March, 2007) used colloquially and depreciatively to mean 'selfish' both as a noun and as an adjective.
An excellent example is the Hokkien-derived adjective kiasu (pronounced "kee-ah-soo"), meaning 'fear of losing out to others' or 'losing face.
The earlier hypercompetitive 'survivalist' subject, known in Singlish (Singaporean English) vernacular as the kiasu Singaporean, is chastised: