toady

[ toh-dee ]
/ ˈtoʊ di /

noun, plural toad·ies.

an obsequious flatterer; sycophant.

verb (used with object), toad·ied, toad·y·ing.

to be the toady to.

verb (used without object), toad·ied, toad·y·ing.

to be a toady.

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Origin of toady

First recorded in 1680–90; toad + -y2

OTHER WORDS FROM toady

toad·y·ish, adjectivetoad·y·ism, nounun·toad·y·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for toady

toady
/ (ˈtəʊdɪ) /

noun plural toadies

a person who flatters and ingratiates himself or herself in a servile way; sycophant

verb toadies, toadying or toadied

to fawn on and flatter (someone)

Derived forms of toady

toadyish, adjectivetoadyism, noun

Word Origin for toady

C19: shortened from toadeater
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