|Origin:||tout 'to look secretly, watch' (14-19 centuries), perhaps from an unrecorded Old English tutian|
to praise something or someone in order to persuade people that they are important or worth a lot:
his much touted musical
be touted as something
Nell is being touted as the next big thing in Hollywood.
2 [intransitive and transitive] especially British EnglishBBT
to try to persuade people to buy goods or services you are offering
tout for business/custom British English (=look for customers)
Minicab drivers are not allowed to tout for business.
3 [intransitive and transitive] American EnglishDGGDSH
to give someone information about a horse in a race