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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