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
For weeks leading up to the election, Hagan ran television commercials touting her opposition to “amnesty” for “illegal aliens.”Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pro-gun advocacy group is putting out online ads in Arkansas touting its support of Rep. Tom Cotton, the GOP Senate candidate.
If there is one precious commodity for America, it is our touting of the First Amendment.
In 2008, McConnell ran ads touting the billions of dollars of pork he had brought home to Kentucky over the years.
Science shows the low-fat diet to be BS, and yet the American Heart Association keeps touting it as the ‘heart healthy’ choice.
I never had the least doubt that the shabby man who stood touting for custom outside that caravan was Cyrus Verd.Here and Hereafter|Barry Pain
Means I'm rich, that I can have my own ponies if I want to, 'stead of touting somebody else's old dogs.The Killer|Stewart Edward White
Besant supposes that Tothill Street took its name from watermen touting there for fares.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
Under the impression that Jeckie had come touting for custom, he received her grumpishly, and eyed her with anything but favour.The Root of All Evil|J. S. Fletcher
Occasionally, I suffered a little from their pouting and touting; but, in the main, I was happy enough between them.Three Courses and a Dessert|Anonymous
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