noun, plural toad·ies.
verb (used with object), toad·ied, toad·y·ing.
verb (used without object), toad·ied, toad·y·ing.
Examples from the Web for toadies
Presently we followed, leaving the pack of toadies in sad disappointment below.Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill
Madam still finds fault with Jack sometimes, but never with Gwen, and the way Gwen toadies her passes belief.Mollie's Prince|Rosa Nouchette Carey
But when he went to the University, crowds of toadies sprawled over him.The Book of Snobs|William Makepeace Thackeray
I don't think any of us do much, except Opal, who toadies to her most fearfully.A Fortunate Term|Angela Brazil
"But I'll mash him, see if I don't," he said to his toadies.The Wizard of the Sea|Roy Rockwood
British Dictionary definitions for toadies
noun plural toadies
verb toadies, toadying or toadied
Word Origin for toady
Word Origin and History for toadies
"servile parasite," 1826, apparently shortened from toad-eater "fawning flatterer" (1742), originally referring to the assistant of a charlatan, who ate a toad (believed to be poisonous) to enable his master to display his skill in expelling the poison (1620s). The verb is recorded from 1827. Related: Toadied; toadying.