[adjective nee-hahy; noun nee-hahy] /adjective ˈniˈhaɪ; noun ˈniˌhaɪ/

as high as the knees.
knee-highs, Also, knee highs, knee-hi’s, knee his. socks, stockings, or boots that cover the lower legs to just below the knees.
another word for knee-deep (sense 1)
as high as the knee: a knee-high child

1743, from knee (n.) + high (adj.). Phrase knee-high to a grasshopper first recorded 1851 (earliest form was knee-high to a toad, 1814).


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