See also: töad

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Two common toads (Bufo bufo spinosus)

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From Middle English tode, toode, tadde, tade, from Old English *tāde, a shortened variant of Old English tādie, tādiġe (toad).

Cognate with Scots tade, taid, taed, ted (toad). Compare also Danish tudse (toad), possibly originally from the same prehistoric root; also Swedish tåssa, tossa (toad), Old English tāxe (toad), Old English tosca (toad) by contrast.

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toad (plural toads)

  1. An amphibian, a kind of frog (order Anura) with shorter hindlegs and a drier, wartier skin, many in family Bufonidae.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, translated by H.L. Brækstad, Folk and Fairy Tales, page 149:
      Shortly he heard the trolls coming. They had a fiddler with them, and some began dancing, while others fell to eating the Christmas fare on the table - some fried bacon, and some fried frogs and toads, and other nasty things which they had brought with them.
    • 1971, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger & John Densmore, "Riders on the Storm", The Doors, L.A. Woman.
      There's a killer on the road / His brain is squirmin' like a toad
  2. (derogatory) A contemptible or unpleasant person.
  3. (derogatory) An ugly person.

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toad (third-person singular simple present toads, present participle toading, simple past and past participle toaded)

  1. (Internet, informal, transitive) To expel (a user) permanently from a MUD or similar system, so that their account is deleted.

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  1. nominative plural of tuba

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  1. second-person plural imperative of toar