toad

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English[edit]

Two common toads (Bufo bufo ssp. spinosus)

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From Middle English tode, toode, tade, tadde, from Old English *tāde, a shortening of tādie, tādiġe (toad), of unknown origin. Cognate with Scots tade, taid, taed, ted (toad). Compare also Old English tāxe (toad), Old English tosca (toad), Danish tudse (toad), Swedish tåssa, tossa (toad).

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toad (plural toads)

  1. An amphibian similar to a frog with shorter back legs and a drier, more ragged skin.
  2. A very unpleasant man.

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