Tody vs Toady - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between tody and toady
is that tody
is any of the genus todus
of small insectivorous caribbean birds while toady
is a sycophant who flatters others to gain personal advantage.
As a verb toady is
to behave like a toady (to someone).
Any of the genus Todus of small insectivorous Caribbean birds.
A sycophant who flatters others to gain personal advantage.
* 1929, , Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 61
* 1912 , Stratemeyer Syndicate, Baseball Joe on the School Nine Chapter 1
- 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.
* Charles Dickens
- "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.
(archaic) A coarse, rustic woman.
- Before I had been standing at the window five minutes, they somehow conveyed to me that they were all toadies and humbugs.
- (Sir Walter Scott)
* See also
To behave like a toady (to someone).