Etymology
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toady (n.)

"servile parasite," 1826, apparently shortened from toad-eater "fawning flatterer" (1742), originally (1620s) "the assistant of a charlatan," who ate a toad (believed to be poisonous) to enable his master to display his skill in expelling the poison. The verb is recorded from 1827. Related: Toadied; toadying.

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Definitions of toady
1
toady (v.)
try to gain favor by cringing or flattering;
Synonyms: fawn / truckle / bootlick / kowtow / kotow / suck up
2
toady (n.)
a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage;
Synonyms: sycophant / crawler / lackey / ass-kisser
From wordnet.princeton.edu