Toady meaning

tōdē
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.

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A person who flatters or defers to others for self-serving reasons; a sycophant.
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To be a toady to or behave like a toady.
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To be a toady (to); flatter.
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(archaic) A coarse, rustic woman.

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(intransitive, construed with to) To behave like a toady (to someone).
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A servile flatterer; sycophant, esp. one who does distasteful or unprincipled things in order to gain favor.
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Origin of toady

  • From toad

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortened from toadeater.

    From Wiktionary