Slang that originates from America in the 1920's. Similar to today's cool.It expresses a state of excellence in an item or action, but generally not a person.
Try flavored yogurt; it's the bees' knees!
by Zelkova March 02, 2009
A old term that means cool.
Thats the Bee's Knees
by SlangMonkey February 23, 2004
When bees flit from flower to flower the nectar sticks to their legs. The phrase "bee's knees" means sweet and good, because the knees of the bee are where all the sweet, good stuff is collected.
That definition about moving around really fast is wrong.
You bought me a coffee? You're the bee's knees!
by elisa August 21, 2004
Very good, the best
The pants you are wearing are the bee's knees.
by Professor Frink January 04, 2003
Peachy, very nice, the berries, excellent, fine, beautiful, very good.
That jazz band is the bees knees
by Bob Proczko October 16, 2006
Bee's knees means the best, as bees carry pollen in little baskets located on its midsegments of their legs.

In Cockney rhyming slang it is said to mean "business"
A: "How did your exams go?"
B: "I'm the bee's knees"
by holladiewaldfee February 23, 2006
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the origin of "bee's knees". It is a slang homophone for "business" started around the Roaring '20s. Saying something was the business meant it was the real deal and of high quality. See business definition #4, #9, #12, etc.: "top quality. a perfect 10. met to standard."
Dude, that kickflip you just did was bee's knees.
Dude, that kickflip you just did was business.
same deal.
by the real "Somebody Else" July 18, 2011

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