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4 definitions found
 for toady
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Toady \Toad"y\, n.; pl. Toadies. [Shortened from toadeater.]
     1. A mean flatterer; a toadeater; a sycophant.
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              Before I had been standing at the window five
              minutes, they somehow conveyed to me that they were
              all toadies and humbugs.              --Dickens.
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     2. A coarse, rustic woman. [R.] --Sir W. Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Toady \Toad"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Toadied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Toadying.]
     To fawn upon with mean sycophancy.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  toady
      n 1: a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a
           personal advantage [syn: sycophant, toady, crawler,
           lackey, ass-kisser]
      v 1: try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always
           kowtowing to his boss" [syn: fawn, toady, truckle,
           bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "toady":
     apple-polish, apple-polisher, ass-licker, backscratcher,
     backslapper, bend the knee, bootlick, bootlicker, bow,
     bow and scrape, brown-nose, brownie, clawback, courtier, cower,
     crawl, creature, creep, cringe, cringer, crouch, dupe, fawn,
     fawner, flatter, flatterer, flunky, follow, footlicker, grovel,
     groveler, handshaker, helot, instrument, jackal, kneel, kowtow,
     kowtower, lackey, led captain, lick the dust, lickspit,
     lickspittle, mealymouth, minion, peon, puppet, serf, slave,
     spaniel, stooge, stoop, suck, sycophant, tag, tail, timeserver,
     toad, toadeat, toadeater, tool, trail, truckle, truckler,
     tufthunter, yes-man
  
  

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