American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who flatters or defers to others for self-serving reasons; a sycophant.
- v. To be a toady to or behave like a toady. See Synonyms at fawn1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ugly and repulsive like a toad; hateful; beastly.
- n. A sycophant; an interested flatterer; a toad-eater.
- n. A coarse rustic woman.
- To fawn upon in a servile manner; play the toady or sycophant to. The tutors toadied him.
- To play the sycophant; fawn; cringe.
- n. A sycophant who flatters others to gain personal advantage.
- v. intransitive To behave like a toady (to someone).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mean flatterer; a toadeater; a sycophant.
- n. rare A coarse, rustic woman.
- v. To fawn upon with mean sycophancy.
- n. a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
- v. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
- From toad + -y (Wiktionary)
- From toad. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Apparently Brian Kilmeade, the toady, is taking the words of Roger Ailes to heart and wants to secure his job.”
“That quote doesn’t work if the person delivering the message is a toady from the opposition.”
“I is teh pryvayte doody nurse aka toady and slave fer Teh Dawter, who is having teh yooyooal post-surgery paynes.”
“Harshman ...) within crown-Bufonidae, and outside the enormous clade that includes all of the more familiar, more, err, 'toady'-looking toads.”
“You are a perfect example of an illiterate 'toady'!”
“The former may give practical recognition of entire equality, to the best of his ability, but it will avail nothing, for the latter will not "toady" to his friend, nor be "patronized" by him.”
“This tendency had earned for her the reputation of "toady" by those who did not understand her, or were inclined to judge from the surface.”
“And this kind of toady has an exquisite _flair_ for your greatness and dignity the moment he becomes quite sure of your pecuniary willingness to back both.”
“I am writing of events which took place years ago, but I have seen no reason to change the opinion then formed, that Mr. Parasyte, the principal, was a "toady" of the first water; that he was a narrow-minded, partial man, in whom the principle of justice had never been developed.”
“He said he has been criticized for being the president's "toady" and for "covering his fanny" by accepting the job of commission co-chair.”
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