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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
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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.
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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"
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That chick in the office who would rather work on her knees than sit in a chair.
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the bee's knees, Older Slang . (especially in the 1920s) a person or thing that is wonderful, great, or marvelous:
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