Definition of toad noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//təʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//toʊd//
    Amphibians and reptiles
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  1. 1 a small animal like a frog but with a drier and less smooth skin, that lives on land but breeds in water (= is an amphibian) See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles
  2. 2(informal, disapproving) an unpleasant person You repulsive little toad!
  3. Word OriginOld English tādde, tāda, abbreviation of tādige, of unknown origin.