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toady

[ toh-dee ]
/ 藞to蕣 di /
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noun, plural toad路ies.
an obsequious flatterer; sycophant.
verb (used with object), toad路ied, toad路y路ing.
to be the toady to.
verb (used without object), toad路ied, toad路y路ing.
to be a toady.
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Origin of toady

First recorded in 1680鈥90; toad + -y2

OTHER WORDS FROM toady

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

toady
/ (藞t蓹蕣d瑟) /

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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