Tout meaning

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To promote or praise energetically; publicize.
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One who solicits customers brazenly or persistently.
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To solicit customers, votes, or patronage, especially in a brazen way.
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To obtain and deal in information on racehorses.
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One who obtains information on racehorses and their prospects and sells it to bettors.
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One who informs against others; an informer.
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To solicit customers, patrons, votes, etc.
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To praise or recommend highly; puff.
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To solicit or importune, as for business.
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A person who touts; esp., a person who makes a business of selling tips on racehorses.
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Everyone who is important or fashionable in; every one of (a specified place)

Tout Hollywood was at the party.

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Someone advertising for customers in an aggressive way.
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A person, at a racecourse, who offers supposedly inside information on which horse is likely to win.
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They are touting their PowerSpheres, but I don't know how well those really work.

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To look upon or watch.
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To tout is to try to sell something or to try to convince people of something.

When a salesman shows off his goods and tries to sell them, this is an example of a salesman who touts his goods.

An example of tout is when you try to convince everyone to come around to a specific idea you have.

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To solicit or importune.

Street vendors who were touting pedestrians.

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To obtain or sell information on (a racehorse or stable) for the guidance of bettors.
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Origin of tout

  • Early Modern English to be on the lookout for (customers, information, etc.) from Middle English tuten to peer Old English tōtian to protrude, peep out

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition