the bee's knees
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
: 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
: an eccentric notion : fancy
: the letter b
: a gathering of people for a specific purpose
: a joint in the middle part of the human leg that is the articulation between the femur, tibia, and patella
: the part of the leg that includes this joint
: the joint in the hind leg of a four-footed vertebrate that corresponds to the human knee
: to bend the knee to
: to strike with the knee
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