Tout Definition

tout
touted, touting, touts
verb
touted, touting, touts
To praise or recommend highly; puff.
Webster's New World
To solicit or importune, as for business.
Webster's New World
Esp. in England, to spy on racehorses in training, etc. in order to secure tips for betting.
Webster's New World
To solicit customers, patrons, votes, etc.
Webster's New World
To obtain or sell information on (a racehorse or stable) for the guidance of bettors.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
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noun
touts
A person who touts; esp., a person who makes a business of selling tips on racehorses.
Webster's New World
One who solicits customers brazenly or persistently.
American Heritage
One who obtains information on racehorses and their prospects and sells it to bettors.
American Heritage
One who informs against others; an informer.
American Heritage

A person, at a racecourse, who offers supposedly inside information on which horse is likely to win.

Wiktionary
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adjective
Everyone who is important or fashionable in; every one of (a specified place)
Tout Hollywood was at the party.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Tout

Noun

Singular:
tout
Plural:
touts

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

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