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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TOUT

"And the jock'll have to stand the shot; I know how it goes," asserted the Tout.

The Zouaves then made a dash for the ravine on the Tout Vent front.

A tout is guessing all the time, but a hustler is likely to know something.

"'Major,' tout court, if you please," Mr. Colt corrected him.

It is the tout ensemble of her presence and her personal charm.

I was accompanied by the Hotel "tout" who soon gave me his history.

This is an exception to the rule of tout passe, if not of tout casse.

The attitude was the same; the tout ensemble in no respect different.

Plumbers were bribed to tout, like omnibus cads, for custom.

Their beauty was Grecian, their deformity Egyptian, their tout ensemble French.

WORD ORIGIN

1700, thieves' cant, "to act as a lookout, spy on," from Middle English tuten "to peep, peer," probably from a variant of Old English totian "to stick out, peep, peer," from Proto-Germanic *tut- "project" (cf. Dutch tuit "sprout, snout," Middle Dutch tute "nipple, pap," Middle Low German tute "horn, funnel," Old Norse tota "teat, toe of a shoe"). The sense developed to "look out for jobs, votes, etc., to try to get them" (1731), then "praise highly" (1920). Related: Touted; touting.

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