Meaning of TOUT in English


/towt/ , Informal.


1. to solicit business, employment, votes, or the like, importunately.

2. Horse Racing. to act as a tout.


3. to solicit support for importunately.

4. to describe or advertise boastfully; publicize or promote; praise extravagantly: a highly touted nightclub.

5. Horse Racing.

a. to provide information on (a horse) running in a particular race, esp. for a fee.

b. to spy on (a horse in training) in order to gain information for the purpose of betting.

6. to watch; spy on.


7. a person who solicits business, employment, support, or the like, importunately.

8. Horse Racing.

a. a person who gives information on a horse, esp. for a fee.

b. Chiefly Brit. a person who spies on a horse in training for the purpose of betting.

9. Brit. a ticket scalper.

[ 1350-1400; ME tuten to look out, peer; prob. akin to OE totian to peep out ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .