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 3, 2009
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A term commonly meaning cool and hip. One might even say groovy.
Wow this persons vocabulary is just the bees knees
Dangnabbit these old people aren't doofuses, they're the bees knees
by stationary crossover master November 10, 2015
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That chick in the office who would rather work on her knees than sit in a chair.
by negglord August 16, 2018
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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.
by Li'l Scotty July 18, 2011
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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"
by holladiewaldfee February 23, 2006
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the bee's knees, Older Slang . (especially in the 1920s) a person or thing that is wonderful, great, or marvelous:
by silkpantyman July 19, 2011
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