What is the abbreviation for "thousands?"

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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
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The letter K is used because 1,000 = 1 kilo, thus the reason for the K.
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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
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