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toadeater

[ tohd-ee-ter ]
/ ˈtoʊdˌi tər /
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noun
a toady.
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Origin of toadeater

1565–75; toad + eater
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British Dictionary definitions for toadeater

toadeater
/ (ˈtəʊdˌiːtə) /

noun
a rare word for toady (def. 1)

Word Origin for toadeater

C17: originally a mountebank's assistant who would pretend to eat toads (believed to be poisonous), hence a servile flatterer, toady
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