Simple Definition of katydid
: a large green insect that looks like a large grasshopper
Full Definition of katydid
: any of various large green American long-horned grasshoppers usually having stridulating organs on the forewings of the males that produce a loud shrill sound
Origin and Etymology of katydid
First Known Use: 1784
KATYDID Defined for Kids
Definition of katydid for Students
: a large green American grasshopper with males that make shrill noises
History for katydid
Some people like to pretend that the sounds insects make are words. When a male katydid rubs his front wings together, it makes a rough noise. Some think it sounds as if he says, “Katy did, Katy didn't,” over and over. That is how the katydid got its name.
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