Slang from the 1920s. Possibly a corruption of the word business. Another possibility is that it is derived from the expression, "be all end all" a.k.a. "B's and E's" which when said would sound like, "Bees-an-ees". Simply defined as the best, latest, and greatest. (Synonymous with other 1920s slang: The cat's pajamas and the cat's meow. A more current version would be The shit.).
"Johnny got a new car. It's the bees knees.", "Roger is so handsome. He is just the bees knees."
by CeeCee72 July 01, 2010
A old-fashioned phrase to describe something that is admirable, beautiful, or has some other desirable trait
This sandwich that my wife made is the bee's-knees!
by Peanut Butter Ewoks December 31, 2010
the bee's knees, Older Slang . (especially in the 1920s) a person or thing that is wonderful, great, or marvelous:
His new roadster is simply the bee's knees.
by silkpantyman July 18, 2011
(adj.) Good, the best, high quality.


A deliberate mispronounciation of business
These new threads are the bee knee's.
by Gumba Gumba August 03, 2004
a specific behavior in which a person suffers suddenly from uncontrollable and inexplicable laughter. can happen at any time of the day, but more likely occurs during later hours. is typically contagious and appears quite similar to a natural form of high or buzz.

can at times be used as an excuse to explain and brush off stupidity and random fits of dumb laughter.
"hahahaha aww man, iono why i can't stop laughing!!"

"hahaha me neither! must be beesknees..."
by kathlene califrocious January 02, 2008
An expression from the 20s meaning an extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate.
You're such a wonderful person! You really are the bee's knees.
by shasha_bee August 19, 2010
To express how great the weed is.
Dude! This stuff is the bee's knees... Legalize this shit!
by Hr. Hands June 23, 2010

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