noun, plural toad·ies.
verb (used with object), toad·ied, toad·y·ing.
verb (used without object), toad·ied, toad·y·ing.
Origin of toady
Synonyms for toady
Related Words for toadyadulator, lackey, minion, groupie, fan, flatterer, flunky, hanger-on, doormat, bootlicker, backscratcher, ass-kisser, kowtow, flatter, woo, stroke, oil, cajole, bootlick, massage
Examples from the Web for toady
Historical Examples of toady
I mean to hold my own, and do as I please with my own, and live as I like, and toady no one.Is He Popenjoy?
I guess they got you up here simply to make you toady to them.The Rover Boys on a Hunt
Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
"I did—but I was afraid the fellows would kill me if I didn't do it," whined the toady.Breaking Away
"I shan't hit you while you're down," said Toady calmly but decisively.
Toady was in deadly earnest, but still the older boy temporized.
noun plural toadies
verb toadies, toadying or toadied
Word Origin for toady
"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.