an obsequious flatterer; sycophant.
to be the toady to.
to be a toady.
- toad·y·ish, adjective
- toad·y·ism, noun
- un·toad·y·ing, adjective
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How to use toady in a sentence
Prominent among them were Bull and his toadying little friend, Baby Edwards.A Cadet's Honor | Upton Sinclair
Bull Harris smiled benignly upon his toadying echo, while the rest of the gang nodded approvingly.A Cadet's Honor | Upton Sinclair
The toadying beast is even trying to curry favour by saying that your copyhold is for life only, and that your fine is uncertain.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century | Richard Henry Tawney
The biggest thing I've had against him was not his knifing me but his apparent toadying to the rich and influential.Red Pepper's Patients | Grace S. Richmond
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
British Dictionary definitions for toady
a person who flatters and ingratiates himself or herself in a servile way; sycophant
to fawn on and flatter (someone)
- toadyish, adjective
- toadyism, noun
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