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  1. John F. Kennedy International Airport


Proper noun[edit]


  1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (US president)
  2. Buildings, facilities, ships, bridges, highways, and other public works informally known as the JFK or JFK, especially
    1. John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, or the IATA code for this airport.
      I flew into JFK, then took a cab to my hotel in Manhattan
    2. John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Boston, MA.
    3. John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge, Louisville, KY.
      Traffic on the JFK was delayed by construction of the new bridge.
    4. Either of two US navy aircraft carriers:
      1. USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
      2. USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)
    5. Any of numerous schools in the US.
      Steubenville beat JFK, scoring in the final minute of play.
  3. A half-dollar coin in honor of the president.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used attributively in the informal names of public buildings and other types of facilities and public works named after the president.



JFK (third-person singular simple present JFKs, present participle JFKing, simple past and past participle JFKed)

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from the initials of John F. Kennedy, alluding to his 1963 assassination.

  1. (transitive, slang) To put to death; to extinguish the life of, to assassinate