grasshopper

[ gras-hop-er, grahs- ]
/ ˈgræsˌhɒp ər, ˈgrɑs- /

noun

any of numerous herbivorous, orthopterous insects, especially of the families Acrididae and Tettigoniidae, having the hind legs adapted for leaping and having chewing mouth parts, some species being highly destructive to vegetation.Compare locust(def 1), long-horned grasshopper.
a small, light airplane used on low-flying missions, as for reconnaissance.
(initial capital letter) Military. a U.S. antipersonnel mine that jumps off the ground when activated by proximate body heat and sprays shrapnel over a lethal radius of 350 feet (107 meters).
a cocktail of light cream, green crème de menthe, and white crème de menthe or crème de cacao.

Origin of grasshopper

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at grass, hopper
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British Dictionary definitions for grasshopper

grasshopper

/ (ˈɡrɑːsˌhɒpə) /

noun

any orthopterous insect of the families Acrididae (short-horned grasshoppers) and Tettigoniidae (long-horned grasshoppers), typically terrestrial, feeding on plants, and producing a ticking sound by rubbing the hind legs against the leathery forewingsSee also locust (def. 1), katydid
knee-high to a grasshopper informal very young or very small
an iced cocktail of equal parts of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream
(modifier) unable to concentrate on any one subject for longa grasshopper mind
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Idioms and Phrases with grasshopper

grasshopper


see knee-high to a grasshopper.

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