toadeater

[tohd-ee-ter]

Origin of toadeater

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

toadeater

noun
  1. 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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