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knee-high

[adj. nee-hahy; n. nee-hahy] /adj. ˈniˈhaɪ; n. ˈniˌhaɪ/
adjective
1.
as high as the knees.
noun
2.
knee-highs, Also, knee highs, knee-hi's, knee his. socks, stockings, or boots that cover the lower legs to just below the knees.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for kneehigh

knee-high

adjective
1.
another word for knee-deep (sense 1)
2.
as high as the knee: a knee-high child
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Word Origin and History for kneehigh

knee-high

adj.

1743, from knee (n.) + high (adj.). Phrase knee-high to a grasshopper first recorded 1851 (earliest form was knee-high to a toad, 1814).

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