noun Chiefly Northeastern U.S.
Examples from the Web for hoptoad
On the afternoon of that same day, Marmaduke was sitting like a hoptoad, watching the Toyman dig post-holes in the brook pasture.Half-Past Seven Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
"Very likely," Reed answered rather shortly, as once more the hoptoad of a hand rested unpleasantly close to his shoulder.The Brentons|Anna Chapin Ray
One minute she was jumpin' along amongst them gravestones like a hoptoad with wings, and then—Zing!Galusha the Magnificent|Joseph C. Lincoln
The hoptoad was floor manager; the green burdock badge on his breast showed that.A Little Book of Profitable Tales|Eugene Field
One day we were sittin' out in the front yard of his house—it's mine, now—watchin' a hoptoad catch flies.The Portygee|Joseph Crosby Lincoln