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Meaning of TOUT

Pronunciation:  tawt

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

TOUT is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tout\, n. [Prob. fr. F. tout all.]
    In the game of solo, a proposal to win all eight tricks.
  2. \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.]
  3. \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.]
  4. \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.]
  5. \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.]
  6. \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.]
  7. \Tout\, v. i. [See 3d {Toot}. ]
    To toot a horn.
  8. \Tout\, n.
    The anus. [Obs.] --Chaucer.