[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).
- Knee-elbow position
knee-elbow position n. A prone position in which the patient rests on the knees and elbows, assumed for a rectal or gynecologic examination or an operation. Also called genucubital position.
- Knee-high to a grasshopper
adjective phrase (Variations: bumblebee or duck or frog or mosquito or spit or splinter or toad may replace grasshopper) Very short or small, esp because young: He’s been smoking since he was knee-high to a grasshopper [1851+; knee high to a toad is found by 1814] Quite young, as in I haven’t seen him since […]
[nee-hohl] /ˈniˌhoʊl/ noun 1. an open space for the and legs, as under a desk. /ˈniːˌhəʊl/ noun 1.
[nee-jurk] /ˈniˌdʒɜrk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a knee-jerk. 2. Informal. reacting according to a certain habitual manner; unthinking: a knee-jerk liberal. noun 1. a reflex extension of the leg, caused by contraction of the quadriceps, resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon; patellar reflex. noun 1. (physiol) Also called patellar reflex. […]