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What Does PK Mean?

The abbreviation PK means "Player Kill" and "Painkiller." Here is more information about each of these abbreviations of PK, including examples of use.

Player Kill

"Player Kill" is a gaming term, which refers to killing a character controlled by another player as opposed to a BOT (Robot Player), which is a player controlled by a computer. For example:
  • Sam: How was the game?
  • Jo: Rubbish! I got so bored I started PKing my own side.
  • Jack: I'm seriously going to PK Iceman today.
  • Sandra: Good luck with that. I think he's more likely to PK you, if history is any indicator.

Painkiller

The abbreviation PK is also used as a straightforward abbreviation of the words "Painkiller" or "Painkillers." For example:
  • Toni: How was your date?
  • Billie: Awful! He never stopped going on about how cool his dad is. When I got home I had such a headache I had to take a PK.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of PK

"Player Kill" is the most common definition for PK on online gaming forums.
PK
Definition:Player Kill
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of PK

"Painkiller" is another common definition for PK.
PK
Definition:Painkiller
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of PK Used in a Text

Using PK on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, or Snapchat)

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