hoptoad

[ hop-tohd ]
/ ˈhɒpˌtoʊd /
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noun Chiefly Northeastern U.S.

a toad.

Origin of hoptoad

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; hop1 + toad
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hoptoad


n.

by 1827, American English, from hop (v.) + toad.

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