- a toady.
Origin of toadeater
1565–75; toad + eater
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- 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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