ticket tout

ticket tout
ticket tout UK US noun [C] UK (US scalper)
someone who buys several tickets for an event that are difficult to get, in order to sell them at a much higher price: »

Ticket touts are asking €500 a seat.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • ticket tout — ticket .tout n BrE someone who sells tickets outside a theatre or sports ground at a high price because there are not many available American Equivalent: scalper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ticket tout — ticket ,tout noun count BRITISH a SCALPER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ticket tout — noun someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit • Syn: ↑tout • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Br …   Useful english dictionary

  • ticket tout — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ticket tout : singular ticket tout plural ticket touts British someone who sells tickets at very high prices outside a place such as a theatre or a sports stadium …   English dictionary

  • ticket tout — noun A person who resells tickets for events at more than the official price. Skinner told the court he was an experienced ticket tout who travelled the world buying and selling tickets and merchandise to sporting events, concerts and festivals.… …   Wiktionary

  • ticket tout — noun (C) BrE someone who sells tickets outside a theatre or sports ground at a high price because there are not many available; scalper AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ticket resale — is the act of reselling tickets for admission to events. Tickets are bought from licensed sellers and are then sold for a price determined by the individual or company in possession of the tickets. Tickets sold through secondary sources may be… …   Wikipedia

  • tout — ► VERB 1) attempt to sell (something), typically by a direct or persistent approach. 2) attempt to persuade people of the merits of. 3) Brit. sell (a ticket) for a popular event at a price higher than the official one. ► NOUN (also ticket tout)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Tout — In British English, a tout is any person who solicits business or employment in an importune manner (generally equivalent to a solicitor in American English). A ticket tout is someone who engages in ticket resale for more than the face value of… …   Wikipedia

  • tout — To promote a security in order to attract buyers. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. tout tout 1 [taʊt] verb 1. tout for business/​custom/​trade especially BrE to try to persuade people to buy goods or services you are offering: • I ve… …   Financial and business terms

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