tout

To tout means to praise, boast, or brag about. If you like to tout your skill as a skier, you tell people you can go down expert-level hills.

Sometimes parents will get into bragging wars about their children, each touting the accomplishments of his or her child. Sometimes the word means more of "to claim." The company touted the lotion as a solution to wrinkles. Broccoli has been touted as the cancer-fighting vegetable. In England, a tout is a person who gives advice about gambling. If you're looking to play some money on the ponies, go see the tout who hangs out at Jackie’s bar for a tip.

Primary Meanings of tout

1.
vn
advertise in strongly positive terms
someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
2.
n
one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)
3.
n
someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
Full Definitions of tout
1

v advertise in strongly positive terms

“This product was touted as a revolutionary invention”
Type of:
judge, label, pronounce
pronounce judgment on

v show off

Synonyms:
blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, vaunt
Types:
puff
speak in a blustering or scornful manner
crow, gloat, triumph
dwell on with satisfaction
congratulate, preen
pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
Type of:
amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate
to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

n someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way

Synonyms:
touter
Type of:
adman, advertiser, advertizer
someone whose business is advertising
2

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

Synonyms:
tipster
Types:
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)
Type of:
adviser, advisor, consultant
an expert who gives advice
3

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

Synonyms:
ticket tout
Type of:
scalper
someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost

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