Definition Of tout

verb

a person soliciting custom or business, typically in an aggressive or bold manner.

This is the best term to use for touts - street hawkers who approach you at every tourist stop to ask you to buy things.

a person who offers racing tips for a share of any resulting winnings.

After a two-month trial, a former racetrack tout and his former accountant were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud people who invested in a racing syndicate.

an informer.

I was there when people were re-located out of this country in the name of Ireland as touts or informers.

attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.

Jim was touting his wares

offer racing tips for a share of any resulting winnings.


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Example Of tout

  • A handful of profiteers, cashing in on this occasion to barter superstition, are ready to tout articles relating to funerals.

  • A share in the final winnings made the profit for the tout .

  • After a two-month trial, a former racetrack tout and his former accountant were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud people who invested in a racing syndicate.

  • Amongst the most cunning of the Irish were Charles Mitchell, from Boston's poor Chelsea suburb, and Mike Meehan, another Bostonian who initially earned his crust as a ticket tout before turning to broking.

  • At Tokyo station before Ireland's game with Germany, I saw touts from Liverpool with brick-sized wads of spares engaging with desperate Irish supporters, who were being asked for three times face value.


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