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TOUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tout mean? 

TOUT (noun)
  The noun TOUT has 3 senses:

1. someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
2. someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
3. one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)

  Familiarity information: TOUT used as a noun is uncommon.


TOUT (verb)
  The verb TOUT has 2 senses:

1. advertize in strongly positive terms
2. show off

  Familiarity information: TOUT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOUT (noun)


Sense 1tout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

ticket tout; tout

Hypernyms ("tout" is a kind of...):

scalper (someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)


Sense 2tout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

touter; tout

Hypernyms ("tout" is a kind of...):

adman; advertiser; advertizer (someone whose business is advertising)


Sense 3tout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

tipster; tout

Hypernyms ("tout" is a kind of...):

adviser; advisor; consultant (an expert who gives advice)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tout"):

racetrack tout (someone who offers advice about betting on horses (either to influence the odds or in the hope of sharing some of the winnings))


TOUT (verb)


Sense 1tout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Advertize in strongly positive terms

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

This product was touted as a revolutionary invention

Hypernyms (to "tout" is one way to...):

judge; label; pronounce (pronounce judgment on)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun


Sense 2tout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show off

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

vaunt; shoot a line; gasconade; brag; boast; gas; bluster; tout; swash; blow

Hypernyms (to "tout" is one way to...):

amplify; exaggerate; hyerbolise; hyperbolize; magnify; overdraw; overstate (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tout"):

puff (speak in a blustering or scornful manner)

crow; gloat; triumph (dwell on with satisfaction)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s to somebody


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