Definitions

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  • adj. Sycophantic; fawning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the character of a toady; given to toadyism; toad-eating; boot-licking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. attempting to win favor by flattery
  • adj. attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

Etymologies

toady +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Does this reflect some covert biases he might know about at NPR, or just a fund-raiser's toadyish attempt to pull in $5 million?

    NPR executive caught on camera -- doing what, exactly?

  • 'I hardly think,' ... the Minister muttered to himself, practising the toadyish sneer for which he was justly loathed by all right thinking people, and adored by conference delegates ...

    Gridlock

  • As the military surges into Afghanistan and Pakistan and Xe Services LLC (formerly known as Blackwater) and the CIA eke into Pakistan and Yemen, the appetites of toadyish liberal analysts demand their daily diet of Republican bogeys.

    legitgov

  • A pilot episode shows a toadyish Palestinian officer watching as a Jewish character machine-guns a group of West Bank children to death and drinks their blood.

    NY Post: News

  • Total grovelling obeisance to Israel is a speciality, with much contempt for the Palestinians and support for Israel as they eviscerated Gazan children, and a manic scheme of extreme toadyish inventiveness, to attempt to arraign Ahmadinejad before the ICC for 'incitement to genocide' over his non-existent calls to 'wipe Israel off the map'.

    Dissident Voice

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