Origin of toad
Examples from the Web for toad
Contemporary Examples of toad
Not every estate owner was responsible; inheritance often entailed no more business sense than a Bertie Wooster or Mr. Toad.The Sad Fate of ‘Downton Abbey’ Estates: ‘Felling the Ancient Oaks’
June 22, 2012
It is a combination of the words cesso (toilet) and rospo (toad).‘Jersey Shore’ Guide to Italian
August 4, 2011
Historical Examples of toad
"Of money you mean, Toad," she answered, kicking him with her slippered foot.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
According to one version of the story, Tschang O took the shape of this toad.The Chinese Fairy Book
Mr. Toad's career in the House was as correct as his conduct out of it.
One of the ablest men, Mr. Toad, after all, that this country ever produced.
I was more loathsome in my own eyes than was a toad, and I thought I was so in God's eyes too.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
Word Origin for toad
Old English tadige, tadie, of unknown origin and with no known cognates outside English.