: rising or reaching upward to the knees
knee-high stockings
knee-high noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pair with a knee-high boot for evenings out or with a sleek sneaker for a take on elevated office attire. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 2 Mar. 2023 Styling-wise, this dress conveys power and places to be with a knee-high black boot. Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Feb. 2023 The Persuasion actress accessorized the look with knee-high black boots, a delicate pearl necklace and a black bag with silver spikes and a green handle. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 25 Feb. 2023 For this, the best-selling Hylaea Merino Wool Ski Socks are the way to go, and right now a three-pack of these knee-high socks are on sale for just $30. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 22 Feb. 2023 The star wore knee-high scarlet socks and stilettos, perfectly matching the ruby dress. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2023 The Magda Butrym footwear featured a knee-high silhouette and a tiny kitten heel. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Feb. 2023 Alix went for an all-leather look with a black mini skirt, a black matching oversized, cropped jacket, a sleek brown bodysuit, and chocolate brown knee-high stiletto boots. Briannah Rivera, Seventeen, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1743, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of knee-high was in 1743

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Cite this Entry

“Knee-high.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knee-high. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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