toad

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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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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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