Origin of toad-in-the-hole

First recorded in 1780–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for toad-in-the-hole

Historical Examples of toad-in-the-hole

  • 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

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

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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