Definition of Toady

1. Noun. A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage.


2. Verb. Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering. "Sam and Sue toady"; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
Exact synonyms: Bootlick, Fawn, Kotow, Kowtow, Suck Up, Truckle
Generic synonyms: Blandish, Flatter
Specialized synonyms: Court Favor, Court Favour, Curry Favor, Curry Favour
Derivative terms: Bootlicker, Fawner, Kotow, Kowtow, Truckler, Truckling

Definition of Toady

1. n. A mean flatterer; a toadeater; a sycophant.

2. v. t. To fawn upon with mean sycophancy.

Definition of Toady

1. Noun. A sycophant who flatters others to gain personal advantage. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive construed with '''to''') To behave like a toady (to someone). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Toady

1. to engage in servile flattering [v TOADIED, TOADYING, TOADIES]

Medical Definition of Toady

1. Origin: Shortened from toadeater. 1. A mean flatterer; a toadeater; a sycophant. "Before I had been standing at the window five minutes, they somehow conveyed to me that they were all toadies and humbugs." (Dickens) 2. A coarse, rustic woman. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toady

toadlets
toadlike
toadly
toadrush
toads
toads in the hole
toadshade
toadskin
toadskins
toadsticker
toadstickers
toadstone
toadstones
toadstool
toadstools
toadying
toadyish
toadyism
toadyisms
toast
toast mistress
toast of the town
toast rack
toast racks
toastable
toastcrumb
toasted
toasted shins
toaster

Literary usage of Toady

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1. Social Silhouettes by George William Erskine Russell (1906)
"CHAPTER XLIII THE toady THIS familiar but unpleasing type evolves itself by a natural process from the Professional Philanthropist. ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"Not backward at all at tira President's call, Nor yet with the air of a toady, The gay little State, not a moment too late, Seut soldiers to answer for ..."

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