- to solicit business, employment, votes, or the like, importunately.
- Horse Racing. to act as a tout.
- to solicit support for importunately.
- to describe or advertise boastfully; publicize or promote; praise extravagantly: a highly touted nightclub.
- Horse Racing.
- 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.
- to watch; spy on.
- a person who solicits business, employment, support, or the like, importunately.
- Horse Racing.
- 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.
- British. a ticket scalper.
Origin of tout
Related Words for toutedlaud, proclaim, praise, publicize, promote, trumpet, plug, acclaim, ballyhoo, tip, herald, push, boost, steer
Examples from the Web for touted
Contemporary Examples of touted
The juxtaposition planted a story of association on websites that touted both men for their talks.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
January 7, 2015
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
January 1, 2015
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.Is Gay Marriage Going Away in 2016?
December 4, 2014
The Republican candidate for governor in Oregon, on the other hand, touted her support for the freedom to marry in a TV ad.Now, Gay Marriage Is a GOP Problem
November 15, 2014
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
September 1, 2014
Historical Examples of touted
You thought Elisha could win—and you went and touted me on to the other one?Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Get it touted right for 'artistic,' and the tanks'll think they like it, even if they don't.
The Duchess of Queensberry "touted" for him everywhere, even at Court.Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732)
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
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.
- to solicit (business, customers, etc) or hawk (merchandise), esp in a brazen way
- 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
- (tr) informal to recommend flatteringly or excessively
- a person who spies on racehorses so as to obtain betting information to sell
- a person who sells information obtained by such spying
- a person who solicits business in a brazen way
- Also called: ticket tout a person who sells tickets unofficially for a heavily booked sporting event, concert, etc, at greatly inflated prices
- Ulster a police informer
Word Origin for tout
1700, thieves' cant, "to act as a lookout, spy on," from Middle English tuten "to peep, peer," probably from a variant of Old English totian "to stick out, peep, peer," from Proto-Germanic *tut- "project" (cf. Dutch tuit "sprout, snout," Middle Dutch tute "nipple, pap," Middle Low German tute "horn, funnel," Old Norse tota "teat, toe of a shoe"). The sense developed to "look out for jobs, votes, etc., to try to get them" (1731), then "praise highly" (1920). Related: Touted; touting.