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tout

See also: toût

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tout (plural touts)

  1. Someone advertising for customers in an aggressive way.
    • 1886, Henry James, The Princess Casamassima.
      Paul Muniment looked at his young friend a moment. 'Do you want to know what he is? He's a tout.'
      'A tout? What do you mean?'
      'Well, a cat's-paw, if you like better.'
      Hyacinth stared. 'For whom, pray?'
      'Or a fisherman, if you like better still. I give you your choice of comparisons. I made them up as we came along in the hansom. He throws his nets and hauls in the little fishes—the pretty little shining, wriggling fishes. They are all for her; she swallows, 'em down.'
  2. A person, at a racecourse, who offers supposedly inside information on which horse is likely to win.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, The Hocussing of Cigarette[1]:
      No one, however, would have anything to do with him, as Mr. Keeson's orders in those respects were very strict ; he had often threatened any one of his employés with instant dismissal if he found him in company with one of these touts.

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tout (third-person singular simple present touts, present participle touting, simple past and past participle touted)

  1. (transitive) To flaunt, to publicize/publicise; to boast or brag; to promote.
    They are touting their PowerSpheres, but I don't know how well those really work.
    • 2012, Scott Tobias, The Hunger Games, The A.V. Club
      For the 75 years since a district rebellion was put down, The Games have existed as an assertion of the Capital’s power, a winner-take-all contest that touts heroism and sacrifice—participants are called “tributes”— while pitting the districts against each other.
  2. To look upon or watch.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French tot, from Latin totus; compare Catalan tot, Italian tutto, Portuguese todo, Romanian tot, Spanish todo.

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tout

  1. all

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tout

  1. everything

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Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French tout (all).

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tout

  1. all

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tout

  1. all

NormanEdit

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From Old French tot, from Latin tōtus.

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  • (file)

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tout m (f toute, m plural touts, f plural toutes)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) all

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tout

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) all