Associations to the word «Tout»


TOUT, noun. Someone advertising for customers in an aggressive way.
TOUT, noun. A person, at a racecourse, who offers supposedly inside information on which horse is likely to win.
TOUT, noun. (colloquial) (archaic) A spy for a smuggler, thief, or similar.
TOUT, verb. (transitive) To flaunt, to publicize/publicise; to boast or brag; to promote.
TOUT, verb. (obsolete) To look upon or watch.
TOUT, verb. (UK) (slang) (horse-racing) (transitive) To spy out information about (a horse, a racing stable, etc.).
TOUT, verb. (US) (slang) (horse-racing) (transitive) To give a tip on (a racehorse) to a person, with the expectation of sharing in any winnings.
TOUT, verb. (UK) (slang) (horse-racing) (intransitive) To spy out the movements of racehorses at their trials, or to get by stealth or other improper means the secrets of the stable, for betting purposes.
TOUT, verb. (US) (slang) (horse-racing) (intransitive) To act as a tout; to give a tip on a racehorse.
TOUT, noun. (card games) In the game of solo, a proposal to win all eight tricks.
TOUT COURT, adverb. Just, simply; without addition or qualification; alone.
TOUT DE SUITE, adverb. (colloquial) Immediately, right away.
TOUT ENSEMBLE, noun. The overall appearance or impression.
TOUT LE MONDE, pronoun. Everyone, everybody

Dictionary definition

TOUT, noun. Someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit.
TOUT, noun. Someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way.
TOUT, noun. One who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack).
TOUT, verb. Advertize in strongly positive terms; "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention".
TOUT, verb. Show off.

Wise words

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