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toadeater

[tohd-ee-ter] /ˈtoʊdˌi tər/
noun
1.
a toady.
Origin of toadeater
1565-1575
1565-75; toad + eater
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toadeater

/ˈtəʊdˌiːtə/
noun
1.
a rare word for toady (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: originally a mountebank's assistant who would pretend to eat toads (believed to be poisonous), hence a servile flatterer, toady
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