- 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.
Origin of tout
How to use tout in a sentence
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.
His most apparent and highly-touted skill was that he understood his way around bureaucratic Washington.
It was McNatt who stopped the much-touted Puckhaber time and again and fairly stood him on his head.Left Half Harmon|Ralph Henry Barbour
I've seen teams touted as certain winners go all to pieces on the day of the game.Bert Wilson on the Gridiron|J. W. Duffield
He was interested in a new "automated" camera currently being touted by the Russians as the world's best.Revolution|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Trying to see what kind of a bloke this touted superman is, Stanton thought.Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
There were ten horses entered in the final race of the meeting, and nine of them were strongly touted as "good things."Old Man Curry|Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
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