Janetta's unselfish admiration for her friend was as simple as it was true, and it was never alloyed by envy or toadyism.
At Government House she was not a frequent visitor, the foppery and toadyism there were revolting to her.
Nor do I say this from any toadyism, nor yet from the gratitude which I must feel for her kindly favour toward myself.
Mere contempt for toadyism and flunkeyism was not at all times the prevailing motive with him which he supposed it to be.
Following her came her companion, Miss Strint, who had carried self-suppression and toadyism to the point of inspiration.
One of the most pitiful cases of toadyism known to me was witnessed that very day in the foot-ball field.
It is a species of toadyism that is invariably omitted from textbooks on the sublime art of sycophancy.
He always hated affectation and toadyism and liked sincerity and simplicity.
His occasional smile ran through all the gamut of grins, from the smirk of conceit to the simper of toadyism.
"servile parasite," 1826, apparently shortened from toad-eater "fawning flatterer" (1742), originally referring to 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 (1620s). The verb is recorded from 1827. Related: Toadied; toadying.