from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who flatters or defers to others for self-serving reasons; a sycophant.
- transitive v. To be a toady to or behave like a toady. See Synonyms at fawn1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sycophant who flatters others to gain personal advantage.
- v. To behave like a toady (to someone).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mean flatterer; a toadeater; a sycophant.
- n. A coarse, rustic woman.
- transitive v. To fawn upon with mean sycophancy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ugly and repulsive like a toad; hateful; beastly.
- n. A sycophant; an interested flatterer; a toad-eater.
- n. A coarse rustic woman.
- To fawn upon in a servile manner; play the toady or sycophant to. The tutors toadied him.
- To play the sycophant; fawn; cringe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
- v. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
From toad.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From toad + -y (Wiktionary)