Definitions for: Tout

[n] one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)
[n] someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
[n] (British) someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
[v] show off
[v] advertize in strongly positive terms; "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention"

Webster (1913) Definition: Tout, n. [Prob. fr. F. tout all.]
In the game of solo, a proposal to win all eight tricks.

Tout, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Touted; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To look narrowly; spy. [Scot. & Dial. Eng.]

2. (Horse Racing)
(a) To spy out the movements of race horses at their
trials, or to get by stealth or other improper means
the secrets of the stable, for betting purposes.
[Cant, Eng.]
(b) To act as a tout; to tout, or give a tip on, a race
horse. [Cant, U. S.]

Tout, v. t. (Horse Racing)
(a) To spy out information about, as a racing stable or
horse. [Cant, Eng.]
(b) To give a tip on (a race horse) to a better with the
expectation of sharing in the latter's winnings.
[Cant, U. S.]

Tout, n.
1. One who gives a tip on a race horses for an expected
compensation, esp. in hopes of a share in any winnings; --
usually contemptuous. [Cant, U. S.]

2. One who solicits custom, as a runner for a hotel, cab,
gambling place. [Colloq.]

3. A spy for a smuggler, thief, or the like. [Colloq.]

Tout (t[=oo]t), v. i. [See 1st Toot.]
1. To act as a tout. See 2d Tout. [Cant. Eng.]

2. To ply or seek for customers. [Prov. Eng.]

Tout, n.
One who secretly watches race horses which are in course of
training, to get information about their capabilities, for
use in betting. [Cant. Eng.]

Tout, v. i. [See 3d Toot. ]
To toot a horn.

Tout, n.
The anus. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Synonyms: blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, ticket tout, tipster, touter, vaunt

See Also: adman, advertiser, advertizer, adviser, advisor, amplify, consultant, crow, exaggerate, gloat, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, judge, label, magnify, overdraw, overstate, pronounce, puff, scalper, triumph

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