Grasshopper - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡræshɑːpər|  American pronunciation of the word grasshopper
Brit.  |ˈɡrɑːshɒpə|  British pronunciation of the word grasshopper

noun

- terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping (syn: hopper)
- a cocktail made of creme de menthe and cream (sometimes with creme de cacao)

Examples

They hear the voice of the grasshopper continually. They hate the voice of the grasshopper.

The cricket is a cousin of the grasshopper.

...that girl has no more gumption than a grasshopper and is likely to marry the first man who comes along...

Word forms

noun
singular: grasshopper
plural: grasshoppers
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman