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Definition of tout:

  1. A spy for a smuggler, thief, or the like.
  2. In the game of solo, a proposal to win all eight tricks.
  3. One who gives a tip on a race horses for an expected compensation, esp. in hopes of a share in any winnings; - usually contemptuous.
  4. One who secretly watches race horses which are in course of training, to get information about their capabilities, for use in betting.
  5. One who solicits custom, as a runner for a hotel, cab, gambling place.
  6. The anus.
  7. To act as a tout. See 2d Tout.
  8. To act as a tout; to tout, or give a tip on, a race horse.
  9. To give a tip on ( a race horse) to a better with the expectation of sharing in the latter's winnings.
  10. To look narrowly; spy.
  11. To ply or seek for customers.
  12. To spy out information about, as a racing stable or horse.
  13. To spy out the movements of race horses at their trials, or to get by stealth or other improper means the secrets of the stable, for betting purposes.
  14. To toot a horn.

Synonyms:

go down on, float, ball up, blow out, botch up, bodge, ticket tout, brag, hype, fluff, fellate, bollix, blow, bobble, gasconade, boost, swash, ballyhoo, screw up, shoot a line, promote, mishandle, muck up, sport, mess up, shove off, gas, bluster, plash, feature, botch, waste, bollix up, spoil, publicize, suck, bollocks up, muff, splosh, spatter, tipster, drift, build up, be adrift, plug, bumble, knowledge, puff, flub, fumble, squander, splash, talk up, splatter, touter, bungle, swagger, burn out, vaunt, boast, enhance, foul up, louse up, bollocks, shove along.

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