toady

  • 1 toady — toady·ish; toady·ism; toady; …

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  • 2 toady — n *parasite, sycophant, favorite, lickspittle, bootlicker, hanger on, leech, sponge, sponger toady vb *fawn, truckle, cringe, cower Analogous words: *follow, tag, trail, tail: blandish, cajole, wheedle (see COAX) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 toady — [n] sycophant adulator, apple polisher, ass kisser*, backscratcher*, backslapper*, bootlicker*, brownnoser*, doormat, doter, fan, fawner, flatterer, flunky, groupie*, hanger on*, kiss up*, lackey, minion, teacher’s pet, yesperson*; concept 423… …

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  • 4 toady — [tō′dē] n. pl. toadies [short for TOADEATER, quack doctor s assistant who pretended to eat toads (thought to be poisonous) to show the efficacy of quack medicines] a servile flatterer; sycophant, esp. one who does distasteful or unprincipled… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Toady — Toad y, n.; pl. {Toadies}. [Shortened from toadeater.] 1. A mean flatterer; a toadeater; a sycophant. [1913 Webster] Before I had been standing at the window five minutes, they somehow conveyed to me that they were all toadies and humbugs.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Toady — Toad y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Toadied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Toadying}.] To fawn upon with mean sycophancy. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 toady — index pander, truckle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 toady — (n.) 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 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 toady — ► NOUN (pl. toadies) ▪ a person who behaves obsequiously towards others. ► VERB (toadies, toadied) ▪ act obsequiously. ORIGIN said to be from toad eater, a charlatan s assistant who ate toads (regarded as poisonous) as a demonstration of the… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 toady — I UK [ˈtəʊdɪ] / US [ˈtoʊdɪ] noun [countable] Word forms toady : singular toady plural toadies showing disapproval someone who pretends to like a rich or important person in order to get some advantage from them II UK [ˈtəʊdɪ] / US [ˈtoʊdɪ] verb… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 toady — toad·y (tō’dē) n. pl. toad·ies ▸ A person who flatters or defers to others for self serving reasons; a sycophant. tr. & intr.v. toad·ied, toad·y·ing, toad·ies ▸ To be a toady to or behave like a toady. See Synonyms at FAWN(Cf. ↑fawn)1 …

    Word Histories

  • 12 toady up — v. (d; intr.) to toady up to (he toadied up to the boss) * * * (d; intr.) to toady up to (he toady updied up to the boss) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 toady — toadyish, adj. toadyism, n. /toh dee/, n., pl. toadies, v., toadied, toadying. n. 1. an obsequious flatterer; sycophant. v.t. 2. to be the toady to. v.i. 3. to be a toady. [1680 90; TOAD + Y2] Syn. 1. fawner, yes man, parasite, apple polisher. *… …

    Universalium

  • 14 toady — toad|y1 [ˈtəudi US ˈtou ] n plural toadies [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: toadeater helper of a seller of medicines who pretended to eat toads (thought to be poisonous) to prove the value of the medicine (17 19 centuries)] informal someone who… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 toady — I. /ˈtoʊdi / (say tohdee) noun (plural toadies) 1. an obsequious sycophant; a fawning flatterer. –verb (toadied, toadying) –verb (t) 2. to be the toady to. –verb (i) 3. to be a toady. {shortened form of obsolete toadeater, a mountebank s… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 toady — I. noun (plural toadies) Etymology: by shortening & alteration from toadeater Date: 1826 one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors ; sycophant Synonyms: see parasite II. intransitive verb (toadied; toadying) …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 toady — 1. noun A sycophant who flatters others to gain personal advantage. But how could she have helped herself? I asked, imagining the sneers and the laughter, the adulation of the toadies, the scepticism of the professional poet. 2. verb To …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 toady — [[t]to͟ʊdi[/t]] toadies, toadying, toadied 1) N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone as a toady, you disapprove of them because they flatter or are pleasant towards an important or powerful person in the hope of getting some advantage from …

    English dictionary

  • 19 toady — 1. noun a conniving little toady Syn: sycophant, brown noser, lickspittle, flatterer, flunky, lackey, trained seal, doormat, stooge, cringer; informal bootlicker, suck up, yes man; vulgar slang kiss ass, ass kisser 2. verb she imagined him… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 toady — n 1. sycophant, toadeater, fawner, flatterer, fawning flatterer, truckler, tufthunter, courtier, wheedler, puffer, backslapper, backscratcher, time server, Inf. apple polisher, Sl. brown nose, Sl. brown noser, Sl. brownie, Obs., Rare. blander,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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