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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TOADY

I mean to hold my own, and do as I please with my own, and live as I like, and toady no one.

I guess they got you up here simply to make you toady to them.

"I did—but I was afraid the fellows would kill me if I didn't do it," whined the toady.

"I shan't hit you while you're down," said Toady calmly but decisively.

Toady was in deadly earnest, but still the older boy temporized.

Billiard has been used to saying the word and Toady has obeyed.

"Up Pike's Peak," said Toady, without so touch as looking back.

Toady's never seen what one looks like, so we're taking him along to get a peek at it.

Oh, pshaw, Toady, I tell you there ain't such a thing as a ghost!

"Oh, I'll take you up," cried the other, stung into recklessness by Toady's taunts.

WORD ORIGIN

"servile parasite," 1826, apparently shortened from toad-eater "fawning flatterer" (1742), originally referring to the assistant of a charlatan, who ate a toad (believed to be poisonous) to enable his master to display his skill in expelling the poison (1620s). The verb is recorded from 1827. Related: Toadied; toadying.

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