to persistently solicit business, employment, votes, or the like.
Horse Racing. to act as a tout.
to persistently solicit support for.
to describe or advertise boastfully; publicize or promote; praise extravagantly: a highly touted nightclub.
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 persistently solicits business, employment, support, or the like.
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.
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How to use tout in a sentence
The President frequently touts his international culture background as proof of his understanding of other cultures.
Even in New York City, a place that touts itself as a progressive bastion, Sikhs have suffered a string of hate crimes.
Jeffries touts his law enforcement background as assistant attorney general.The Leak of a Mysterious Video Could Change the Outcome of Newark’s Mayor’s Race | Charles Upton Sahm | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It touts its “scarcely dressed waitresses who will make your heart beat faster, will make sure your glass is always filled up!”How Easy-Going Amsterdam Did In Obama’s Hard-Charging Bodyguards | Nadette De Visser | March 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The first big measure Strain touts in his essay is infrastructure.
I've met some of the missionaries of her particular gospel-shop in India, and a nice lot of touts they are too.A Butterfly on the Wheel | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
But we had no use for hotel touts, and waved our sticks saying, "Hospital."The Luck of Thirteen | Jan Gordon
Gin-shops and coffee-houses were the first to open doors, and touts began to bid for tenants for the various rooms upstairs.The Chronicles of Newgate, v. 2/2 | Arthur Griffiths
Noisy touts, each crying up his own special mode and means of conveyance, rushed forth at every turn.The Far Horizon | Lucas Malet
They calibrated themselves and James with the cold-blooded attitude of racetrack touts clocking their favorite horses.The Fourth R | George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for tout
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
- touter, noun
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