Toady vs Cringeling - What's the difference?

toady | cringeling |


As nouns the difference between toady and cringeling

is that toady is a sycophant who flatters others to gain personal advantage while cringeling is one who cringes and fawns; a submissive toady.

As a verb toady

is to behave like a toady (to someone).

toady

English

Noun

(toadies)
  • A sycophant who flatters others to gain personal advantage.
  • * 1929, , Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 61
  • But how could she have helped herself? I asked, imagining the sneers and the laughter, the adulation of the toadies , the scepticism of the professional poet.
  • * 1912 , Stratemeyer Syndicate, Baseball Joe on the School Nine Chapter 1
  • "Go on, Hiram, show 'em what you can do," urged Luke Fodick, who was a sort of toady to Hiram Shell, the school bully, if ever there was one.
  • * Charles Dickens
  • Before I had been standing at the window five minutes, they somehow conveyed to me that they were all toadies and humbugs.
  • (archaic) A coarse, rustic woman.
  • (Sir Walter Scott)

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * toadyish

    Verb

  • To behave like a toady (to someone).
  • Anagrams

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    cringeling

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who cringes and fawns; a submissive toady.