An acronym for "Holds Knife Like Pen," used to describe the table manners of a lower class or uncouth person trying to imitate what he believes erroneously to be the behaviour of the upper classes at table. As the acronym suggests, the knife is held as though it were a writing instrument.
"He's trying too hard to be posh: typical HKLP."
by Mercurius Oxoniensis May 01, 2009

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