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Meaning of TOADY

Pronunciation:  'towdee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
  2. [v]  tray to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"

TOADY is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bootlick, crawler, fawn, kotow, kowtow, lackey, suck up, sycophant, truckle
 See Also: adulator, apple polisher, ass-kisser, blandish, bootlicker, court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour, fawner, flatter, flatterer, goody-goody, groveler, groveller, truckler



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Toad"y\, n.; pl. {Toadies}. [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. [R.] --Sir W. Scott.
  2. \Toad"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Toadied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To fawn upon with mean sycophancy.