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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Toady  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Toady  \Toad"y\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Toadied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Toadying}.] 
  To  fawn  upon  with  mean  sycophancy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  toady 
  n  :  a  person  who  tries  to  please  someone  in  order  to  gain  a 
  personal  advantage  [syn:  {sycophant},  {crawler},  {lackey}] 
  v  :  court  favor  by  cringing  or  flattering  [syn:  {fawn},  {truckle}, 
  {bootlick},  {kowtow},  {kotow},  {suck  up}] 




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