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toady

toad·y

toady

 
 
pronunciation:
to di
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
inflections: toadies
definition: someone who fawns over or flatters others for personal advantage or profit; sycophant.
Among the director's friends and acquaintances are a good number of toadies hoping to break into show business themselves.
similar words:
lackey
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: toadied, toadies, toadying
definition: to fawn or flatter others, or abase oneself, in order to gain favor or advancement.
similar words:
grovel, lackey
derivations: toadyish (adj.), toadyism (n.)