toad-eater

toadeater

[tohd-ee-ter]
noun
a toady.

Origin:
1565–75; toad + eater

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toadeater (ˈtəʊdˌiːtə)
 
n
a rare word for toady
 
[C17: originally a mountebank's assistant who would pretend to eat toads (believed to be poisonous), hence a servile flatterer, toady]

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