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Noun: tout  tawt
  1. [Brit] Someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
    - ticket tout [Brit], scalper [N. Amer]
     
  2. Someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
    - touter
     
  3. One who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)
    - tipster
     
  4. Someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
    "he got theatre tickets through a tout";
    - scalper [N. Amer]
Verb: tout  tawt
  1. Advertise in strongly positive terms
    "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention"
     
  2. Show off
    - boast, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade [archaic], skite [Austral, NZ]

Derived forms: touted, touts, touting

Type of: adman, advertiser, advertizer [US, non-standard], adviser, advisor, amplify, consultant, exaggerate, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, judge, label, magnify, overdraw, overstate, plunger, pronounce, speculator

Encyclopedia: Tout