Why is an obsequious sycophant called a toady?
A Toady is an obsequious sycophant. An obsequious sycophant is a person who constantly flatters important people. Other people would call this person a toady.
Obsequious: Complaisance of compliant, dutiful and obedient.
Sycophant: A person who flatters higher or important people
Toady: A mixture of Obsequious and Sycophant