Tout Hollywood was at the party.
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.
Street vendors who were touting pedestrians.
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