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Pronunciation of Tout: Learn how to pronounce Tout in English correctly

Learn how to say Tout correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word tout:

1 [with object] attempt to sell (something), typically by a direct or persistent approach:
Sanjay was touting his wares
[no object]:
shop managers would stand in the street touting for business
attempt to persuade people of the merits of:
she was touted as a potential Prime Minister
British sell (a ticket) for an event at a price higher than the official one:
he made his fortune touting tickets
2 [no object] North American offer racing tips for a share of any resulting winnings.
[with object] chiefly British spy out the movements and condition of (a racehorse in training) in order to gain information to be used when betting.
1 (also ticket tout) British a person who buys up tickets for an event to resell them at a profit.
a person soliciting custom or business, typically in a direct or persistent manner.
2North American a person who offers racing tips for a share of any resulting winnings.
3Northern Irish & Scottish informal an informer.



Middle English tute ‘look out’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tuit ‘spout, nozzle’. Later senses were ‘watch, spy on’ (late 17th century) and ‘solicit custom’ (mid 18th century). The noun was first recorded (early 18th century) in the slang use ‘thieves’ lookout’