Meaning of TOUT in English

TOUT

I. verb Etymology: Middle English tuten to protrude, peer; probably akin to Old English tōtian to stick out, Norwegian tyte Date: circa 1700 transitive verb to spy on ; watch , 2. to spy out information about (as a racing stable or horse), to give a tip or solicit bets on (a racehorse), to solicit, peddle, or persuade importunately , to make much of ; promote , talk up , intransitive verb to solicit patronage, 2. to spy on racehorses in training to gain information for betting, to give a tip or solicit bets on a racehorse, II. noun Date: 1853 one who ~s: as, one who solicits patronage, one who spies out racing information for betting purposes, one who gives tips or solicits bets on a racehorse

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