Definition of toady in English:

toady

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊdi
 
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noun (plural toadies)

verb (toadies, toadying, toadied)

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Derivatives

toadyish

adjective
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  • But the government's toadyish diplomacy, which overlooked the key issue affecting its relations with North Korea, led to a delay in resolving the abduction cases and resulted in tragic consequences.
  • But I doubt if even the most toadyish East European regime would be willing to accept serious casualties.
  • Plus citing Authorities in the very first sentence just feels so very toadyish.

toadyism

noun
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  • These two behaviors of subordination and aggressive domination, toadyism and the symbolic rape of reputations, are referred to here in their most extreme form.
  • As the pressures have increased, toadyism has increased.
  • The failed March First Movement taught us that in order to win our fight for independence and freedom, we must have effective revolutionary leadership and organizational structures; we must use the right tactics and strategies; and we must debunk toadyism and build up our strength on our own.

Origin

early 19th century: said to be a contraction of toad-eater, a charlatan's assistant who ate toads; toads were regarded as poisonous, and the assistant's survival was thought to be due to the efficacy of the charlatan's remedy.

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