You see, there was not in Edam man, woman, or child who did not know Sir toady.
I'm sure, for my part, I'd scorn to enter her doors, or be the toady of any woman.
With Trendall as his toady, and perhaps another crony, they can make life unbearable here for us.
I guess they got you up here simply to make you toady to them.
toady Lion clapped his hands and ran as fast as he could in the direction of the clergyman.
"I did—but I was afraid the fellows would kill me if I didn't do it," whined the toady.
She is used as a tool or a stepping-stone--the humble handmaid of the tuft-hunter and the toady.
"I shan't hit you while you're down," said toady calmly but decisively.
I mean they toady to the people who are rich or generous and they scamp their work in places where they're not 'remembered.'
Billiard has been used to saying the word and toady has obeyed.
"servile parasite," 1826, apparently shortened from toad-eater "fawning flatterer" (1742), originally referring to the assistant of a charlatan, who ate a toad (believed to be poisonous) to enable his master to display his skill in expelling the poison (1620s). The verb is recorded from 1827. Related: Toadied; toadying.