the bee's knees

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the bee's knees

informal + old-fashioned
: an excellent or much liked person or thing
  • She's the bee's knees.

Word by Word Definitions

bee play
  1. : any of numerous hymenopterous insects (superfamily Apoidea) that differ from the related wasps especially in the heavier hairier body and in having sucking as well as chewing mouthparts, that feed on pollen and nectar, and that store both and often also honey — see africanized bee, bumblebee, carpenter bee, honeybee, sweat bee

  2. : an eccentric notion : fancy

  1. : the letter b

  1. : a gathering of people for a specific purpose

knee play knees
  1. : a joint in the middle part of the human leg that is the articulation between the femur, tibia, and patella

  2. : the joint in the hind leg of a four-footed vertebrate that corresponds to the human knee

  3. : the carpal joint of the foreleg of a four-footed vertebrate

  1. : to strike with the knee

  2. : to bend the knee to


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