Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who goes about soliciting custom, as for an inn, a public conveyance, or a shop.
- n. One who seeks customers, as for an inn, a public conveyance, shops, and the like: hence, an obtrusive candidate for office.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. One who seeks customers, as for an inn, a public conveyance, shops, and the like: hence, an obtrusive candidate for office.
- n. someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
“The hardware-man looks as if he might be 'touter' to a broken-down brigand.”
“To-day he says that an emigration 'touter' has promised him gold and green forests if he will take a ticket for one of the Bremen line steamers.”
“Back in January, the touter of all things truthy declared Domino's Pizza his "Alpha Dog of The Week" for a "game-changing ad campaign" to promote its new pizza recipe.”
“While Rush LImbaugh -- an early touter of Sarah Palin -- defended the substance of Jindal's message, saying that performance is over-rated, it was all just preaching to the right-wing choir.”
“The racetrack association came early, as Sporting magazine in 1812 defined a touter as “a person who hides up between the furzes on the heath to see the trials of horses.””
“The touter carries a lantern of that ingenious size which helps to make the darkness more visible; two steps, and you are over the ankles in mud.”
“As few, if any of us, had ever studied Flemish, the language question in some of the villages of Flanders presented a little difficulty, but with his guiding principle of "tout-de-suite, and the touter the sweeter," the British Tommy never seemed to have any trouble in getting what he wanted.”
“A negro named Manly conducts a paper in that city and has, beyond doubt, been made the scapegoat of the vile meanness of some Democratic machine touter.”
“During a short lull in the storm, we stopped at a place called Crookstown for tea, following a touter for the "_Ho_-tel" there -- or rather a railway lantern, as the darkness completely hid the man -- through mud and water up to our ankles; over stumps and sticks; through a dilapidated gateway, stoup, and wash-house, to a long, low room, where the table was laid for tea.”
“Every touter informs the callow Freshman that all men of character and talent hasten to join his society, and impresses the fresh imagination with the names of the famous honorary members.”
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