bee's knees


: a highly admired person or thing : cat's meow

Examples of bee's knees in a Sentence

can't get enough of your apple pie—it's the bee's knees as my grandmother would say

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bee's knees was in 1921

Dictionary Entries Near bee's knees

Cite this Entry

“Bee's knees.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!