Meaning of TOUT in English

TOUT

[ taʊt ]

■ verb

1》 attempt to sell (something), typically by a direct or persistent approach.

↘ Brit. sell (a ticket) for a popular event at a price higher than the official one.

2》 attempt to persuade people of the merits of.

3》 N. Amer. offer racing tips for a share of any resulting winnings.

4》 chiefly Brit. spy out the movements and condition of (a racehorse in training) to gain information for use when betting.

■ noun

1》 (also ticket ~ ) Brit. a person who buys up tickets for an event to resell them at a profit.

2》 a person who ~s.

3》 Irish & Scottish informal an informer.

Derivatives

~er noun

Origin

ME tute 'look out', of Gmc origin.

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