- to solicit customers, patrons, votes, etc.
- esp. in England, to spy on racehorses in training, etc. in order to secure tips for betting
- to provide betting tips on horse races
Origin of toutMiddle English toten from Old English totian, to peep, look out after
- to praise or recommend highly; puff
- to solicit or importune, as for business
- to spy out or otherwise get information on (racehorses)
- to give a tip on (a racehorse) for a price