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 . 2012