Toad meaning

tōd
Any of various anuran amphibians especially of the family Bufonidae, characteristically being more terrestrial and having drier, rougher skin and shorter legs than the smooth-skinned frogs.
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A horned lizard.
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A person regarded as repulsive.
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Any of several families of tailless, leaping anuran amphibians (esp. family Bufonidae) with a rough, warty skin: normally they eat insects and live on moist land but when breeding they live in water.
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A person regarded as loathsome, contemptible, etc.
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An amphibian similar to a frog with bigger back legs and more ragged skin.
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A very unpleasant man.
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Origin of toad

  • Middle English tadde, tode from Old English tādige
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English tāda, a shortening of tādiÄ¡e, of unknown origin.
    From Wiktionary