verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to provide information on (a horse) running in a particular race, especially for a fee.
- to spy on (a horse in training) in order to gain information for the purpose of betting.
- a person who gives information on a horse, especially for a fee.
- Chiefly British. a person who spies on a horse in training for the purpose of betting.
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Origin of tout
Example sentences from the Web for tout
The juxtaposition planted a story of association on websites that touted both men for their talks.
Your death is a tragic bookend to a year touted as the “transgender tipping point.”Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In 1968, Richard Nixon touted his plan to end the war in Vietnam in the face of a challenge from the anti-war George Romney.
The Republican candidate for governor in Oregon, on the other hand, touted her support for the freedom to marry in a TV ad.
They severed the last railroad lifeline into Atlanta, making the Citadel of the Confederacy as it was touted no longer tenable.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Trying to see what kind of a bloke this touted superman is, Stanton thought.Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
If you get it touted to the tank towns that you've got a play with the great religious gonzabo, then your show's a big property.
When he reached the Nadir of shabbiness, he touted in Piccadilly among the cabs, and picked up a few coppers in that way.The Chequers|James Runciman
Get it touted right for 'artistic,' and the tanks'll think they like it, even if they don't.
To resuscitate the whole languishing area, a staggering 30 billion dollars is touted as the minimal bill.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for tout
- to spy on racehorses being trained in order to obtain information for betting purposes
- to sell, or attempt to sell, such information or to take bets, esp in public places
- a person who spies on racehorses so as to obtain betting information to sell
- a person who sells information obtained by such spying