The definition of a toady is a person who is a kiss-up or overly flatters someone believed to be important.
A person who is always bringing in gifts for his boss and acting overly solicitous to the boss is an example of a toady.
A person who flatters or defers to others for self-serving reasons; a sycophant.
To be a toady to or behave like a toady.
To be a toady (to); flatter.
(archaic) A coarse, rustic woman.
A servile flatterer; sycophant, esp. one who does distasteful or unprincipled things in order to gain favor.
Origin of toady
- From toad
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Shortened from toadeater.