# What is the abbreviation for "thousands?"

The proper abbreviation for the word thousands is 'K'. When somebody says that they have 30K they are saying that they possess thirty thousand dollars. The K stems from the word kilo which means 1000.
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 There are really two systems for shorthanding thousands and millions. The older method uses. M. for. thousand. and. MM. for. million. That usage is reflected, for example, in the http://www.quora.com/Symbols/Within-the-context-of...
 The letter K is used because 1,000 = 1 kilo, thus the reason for the K. http://www.chacha.com/question/why-is-a-thousand-a...
 it is k because in SI units (systeme international) all the thousands begin with k, for example kilograms, kilometres etc. It may be latin based. for example i have \$8k = I have \$8000 http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200808...