Tout (tOOt), v. i. [See 1st Toot.]

1.

To act as a tout. See 2d Tout. [Cant. Eng.]

2.

To ply or seek for customers. [Prov. Eng.]

 

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Tout, n.

One who secretly watches race horses which are in course of training, to get information about their capabilities, for use in betting. [Cant. Eng.]

 

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Tout, v. i. [See 3d Toot. ]

To toot a horn.

 

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Tout, n.

The anus. [Obs.] Chaucer.

 

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Tout (?), n. [Prob. fr. F. tout all.]

In the game of solo, a proposal to win all eight tricks.

 

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Tout (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Touted; p. pr. & vb. n. Touting.]

1.

To look narrowly; spy. [Scot. & Dial. Eng.]

2. (Horse Racing)

(a)

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. [Cant, Eng.]

(b)

To act as a tout; to tout, or give a tip on, a race horse. [Cant, U. S.]

 

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Tout, v. t. (Horse Racing)

(a)

To spy out information about, as a racing stable or horse. [Cant, Eng.]

(b)

To give a tip on (a race horse) to a better with the expectation of sharing in the latter's winnings. [Cant, U. S.]

 

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Tout, n.

1.

One who gives a tip on a race horses for an expected compensation, esp. in hopes of a share in any winnings; -- usually contemptuous. [Cant, U. S.]

2.

One who solicits custom, as a runner for a hotel, cab, gambling place. [Colloq.]

3.

A spy for a smuggler, thief, or the like. [Colloq.]

 

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