[ tohd-in-thuh-hohl ]

nounBritish Cooking.
  1. a dish consisting of beef or pork sausages baked in a coating of batter.

Origin of toad-in-the-hole

First recorded in 1780–90

Words Nearby toad-in-the-hole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use toad-in-the-hole in a sentence

  • We're going to have sausage-toad-in-the-hole, and mind you don't burn it.

    Mrs. Bindle | Hebert Jenkins
  • It was the culinary forefather of toad-in-the-hole, hot-pot, Irish stew, and of that devil-dreaded Cornish pasty.

  • I seldom after it have an appetite, even for Irish-stew or toad-in-the-hole.

    Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
  • toad-in-the-hole, a kind of pudding, consisting of small pieces of meat immersed in batter, and baked.

    The Slang Dictionary | John Camden Hotten
  • Or it's chop toad-in-the-hole day at Salter's; ready at two o'clock.

    Nights in London | Thomas Burke

British Dictionary definitions for toad-in-the-hole


  1. British and Australian a dish made of sausages baked in a batter

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