Meaning of TOUT in English

TOUT

v. & n.

--v.

1. intr. (usu. foll. by for) solicit custom persistently; pester customers (touting for business).

2 tr. solicit the custom of (a person) or for (a thing).

3 intr. a Brit. spy out the movements and condition of racehorses in training. b US offer racing tips for a share of the resulting profit.

--n. a person employed in touting.

Derivatives:

touter n.

Etymology: ME tute look out ME (now dial.) toot (OE totian) f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.