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v. tout·ed, tout·ing, touts
1. To promote or praise energetically; publicize: "For every study touting the benefits of hormone therapy, another warns of the risks" (Yanick Rice Lamb).
2. To solicit or importune: street vendors who were touting pedestrians.
3. Chiefly British To obtain or sell information on (a racehorse or stable) for the guidance of bettors.
1. To solicit customers, votes, or patronage, especially in a brazen way.
2. Chiefly British To obtain and deal in information on racehorses.
1. One who solicits customers brazenly or persistently: "The administration of the nation's literary affairs falls naturally into the hands of touts and thieves" (Lewis H. Lapham).
2. Chiefly British One who obtains information on racehorses and their prospects and sells it to bettors.
3. Chiefly Scots and Irish Slang One who informs against others; an informer.

[Early Modern English, to be on the lookout for (customers, information, etc.), from Middle English tuten, to peer; akin to Old English tōtian, to protrude, peep out.]

tout′er n.


(ˈtaʊ tər)

a tout.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.touter - someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen waytouter - someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
adman, advertiser, advertizer - someone whose business is advertising


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They, an' all grims an' signs an' warnin's, be all invented by parsons an' illsome berk-bodies an' railway touters to skeer an' scunner hafflin's, an' to get folks to do somethin' that they don't other incline to.
It has been monitoring over the past few years, the so-called Dark Net resources, mostly The Onion Touter (TOR) network.
Lot 5: Touter IP phone type 4 with minimum quantity 3 cpl.
It was best in the exuberan touter movements, but the central two - despite fine work by the first violin and oboe - remained generalized musically and emotionally.
The only misstep is the inclusion of Reinhold Niebuhr, a touter of Augustine and a man who believed that violence is necessary to obtain justice.
Selling your story always gives the illusion of control and power, but ultimately the touter of tawdry tales is always the loser.
Little wonder, in these shifty circumstances, that Seabiscuit's owner, San Francisco auto dealer Charlie Howard, should be a great touter of America's unlimited future, yet empty his garage of cars to make room for a horse.
A small convoy is winding its way through the lines, led by a Mercedes touter, "cream yellow with German imperial eagles emblazoned on its doors.
The obscurer touter has described Rangoonwala as the founder president of FPCCI.
Third, several people, normally a "touter" (salesman) and a "runner" (between the touter and the distributor), work together.