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Related to touter: tooter, tauter


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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Goes through the archvay, thinking how he should inwest the money--up comes the touter, touches his hat--"Licence, Sir, licence?"--"What's that?" says my father.-- "Licence, Sir," says he.--"What licence?" says my father.-- "Marriage licence," says the touter.--"Dash my veskit," says my father, "I never thought o' that."--"I think you wants one, Sir," says the touter.
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.
The governor, touter of open government records and better, stronger ethics laws, has argued that the proposed rules should not be public information because they are part of the "deliberative process" until the public comment period.
During a session at the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, human rights watchdogs expressed concern about severe human rights abuses such as systematic touter and arbitrary detentions in UAE, Middle East Monitor reported.
It has been monitoring over the past few years, the so-called Dark Net resources, mostly The Onion Touter (TOR) network.
The group - which now includes original members Ian Lewis (bass, vocals) and Roger Lewis (guitar, vocals) as well as Bernard "Touter" Harvey (keyboards, vocals), Lancelot Hall (drums, percussion) and Errol "Skatta" Bonnick (vocals) - has collaborated in recent years with Flo Rida on "Fall in Love" and "Candy Girl," with Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dog's "Young Wild and Free" remix, and with Slightly Stoopid on "No Cocaine."
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.
One is a Renault Megane Touter (or wagon) with a 1.9L turbodiesel engine, which is mine, and regularly returns more than 45 mpg despite being used as something of a high-speed motoraway cruiser, and that means travelling at U.K.
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.