Definitions for katydidˈkeɪ ti dɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ka•ty•didˈkeɪ ti dɪd(n.)
any of several large, usu. green, long-horned American grasshoppers, the males of which produce a characteristic strident song.
Origin of katydid:
1745–55, Amer.; imit.
large green long-horned grasshopper of North America; males produce shrill sounds by rubbing together special organs on the forewings
A type of grasshopper, scientific name Tettigoniidae.
a large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect (Cyrtophyllus concavus) of the family Locustidae, common in the United States. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of the front wings. During the summer and autumn, in the evening, the males make a peculiar, loud, shrill sound, resembling the combination Katy-did, whence the name
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A gossiping grasshopper who is always meddling in Katy's affairs.