Definition of katydid :
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.
insect (part of speech: noun)
dung beetle, daddy longlegs, roach, may fly, bookworm, deer fly, ladybug, firefly, cockroach, dragonfly, bedbug, praying mantis, fruit fly, tiger moth, spider, silverfish, mosquito, June bug, gadfly, ant, louse, cicada, scorpion, termite, bee, midge, black widow, grasshopper, tick, nit, chinch, mite, millipede, cricket, flea, stinkbug, centipede, housefly, horney, tarantula, tsetse fly, aphid, blowfly, scarab, fly, butterfly, wasp, horsefly, horntail, botfly, chigger, moth, mantis, boll weevil, locust, yellow jacket, gnat, earwig, bluebottle
- However, there was another Katydid there who had a habit of contradicting, and he had eaten too much supper, and that made him feel crosser than ever; so when the singer said " Katy did!" - "Among the Meadow People", Clara Dillingham Pierson.
- And just now, when I heard that katydid up yonder in the old locust tree, I felt just like I used to feel at Aunt Mary's. - "Clover and Blue Grass", Eliza Calvert Hall.
- His wife joined him after a moment, and the two walked slowly to and fro together, talking in low tones, while the soft summer darkness gathered closer and closer, and the pleasant night- sounds woke, cricket and katydid and the distant whippoorwill filling the air with a cheerful murmur. - "Queen Hildegarde", Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards.