Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

An insect having powerful thighs adapted for leaping.

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Usage examples "grasshopper":

  1. You want to know about the mouth parts of the grasshopper? - "The Insect Folk", Margaret Warner Morley.
  2. The grasshopper began with a sudden shrill note which grew drowsy toward the close as if he were too lazy and hot to complete it. - "Confessions of Boyhood", John Albee.
  3. To thrash Minx was not only absurd but impossible; one might as well have tried to thrash a grasshopper. - "Further Experiences of an Irish R.M.", E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross.