Meaning of “grasshopper” in the English Dictionary

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"grasshopper" in British English

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grasshoppernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡrɑːsˌhɒp.ər/ us /ˈɡræsˌhɑː.pɚ/


  • A grasshopper hops on six legs.
  • A grasshopper that is 2.5 centimeters long can hop 50 centimeters: That’s twenty times its size!
  • Grasshoppers also use their legs to make music!
  • Grasshoppers, like all insects, have six legs.
  • In Oaxaca, Mexico, there are many grasshoppers.
  • Kangaroos hop on two legs, while grasshoppers hop on six.
  • So, the grasshopper can move away from danger quickly.
  • The people in Oaxaca say that grasshoppers have a very good taste.
  • Then they put salt and other things on the cooked grasshoppers.
  • They also think grasshoppers are very good for their health.
  • This tells other grasshoppers that danger is near.

(Definition of “grasshopper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grasshopper" in American English

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grasshoppernoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡræsˌhɑp·ər/

an insect that eats plants and has long back legs that make it able to jump high

(Definition of “grasshopper” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)