noun, plural toad·ies.
verb (used with object), toad·ied, toad·y·ing.
verb (used without object), toad·ied, toad·y·ing.
Related formstoad·y·ish, adjectivetoad·y·ism, nounun·toad·y·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for toadying
Bull Harris smiled benignly upon his toadying echo, while the rest of the gang nodded approvingly.A Cadet's Honor|Upton Sinclair
With Herbert, on the other hand, he had an inclination to be unduly friendly, even to the extent of toadying.The Brighton Boys in the Trenches|James R. Driscoll
Snobbism is not confined to the toadying of the rich, but is quite as often displayed in the toadying of the poor.Character|Samuel Smiles
What looked like toadying was only profound deference for himself.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
His will gives us some insight into the toadying character of the man.The Wits and Beaux of Society|Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton