hoptoad [hop-tohd] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Chiefly Northeastern U.S. a.
Origin of hoptoad An Americanism dating back to 1820–30;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for hoptoad Historical Examples of hoptoad
So the girls ran over to meet their Guardian, and the hoptoad was averted.
The hoptoad was floor manager; the green burdock badge on his breast showed that.
On the afternoon of that same day, Marmaduke was sitting like a hoptoad, watching the Toyman dig post-holes in the brook pasture.
Robert Gordon Anderson
One minute she was jumpin’ along amongst them gravestones like a hoptoad with wings, and then—Zing!
Joseph C. Lincoln
One day we were sittin’ out in the front yard of his house—it’s mine, now—watchin’ a hoptoad catch flies.
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Word Origin and History for hoptoad n.
by 1827, American English, from(v.) + .
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper