Origin: Shortened from toadeater.

1. A mean flatterer; a toadeater; a sycophant. "Before I had been standing at the window five minutes, they somehow conveyed to me that they were all toadies and humbugs." (Dickens)

2. A coarse, rustic woman.

(01 Mar 1998)

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