noun, plural toad·ies.
verb (used with object), toad·ied, toad·y·ing.
verb (used without object), toad·ied, toad·y·ing.
- toast rack,
- toaster oven
Origin of toady
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
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.