knee-high to a grasshopper

Definition of knee-high to a grasshopper

informal
:very young and small
  • I haven't seen you since you were knee-high to a grasshopper.

Word by Word Definitions

knee-high play
  1. : rising or reaching upward to the knees

grasshopper play
  1. : any of numerous plant-eating orthopterous insects (Acrididae, Tettigoniidae, and some related families) having the hind legs adapted for leaping and sometimes engaging in migratory flights in which whole regions may be stripped of vegetation

  2. : a cocktail made with crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and light cream


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up knee-high to a grasshopper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to conform or adhere

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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