What does the word grasshopper mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • An insect having powerful thighs adapted for leaping.

Usage examples for grasshopper

  1. 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 by John Albee
  2. 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. by E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross