One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who gives tips at a race meeting.
- ‘Anyway, this place has the hardest working tout or urger or whatever they're called in Australia.’
- 1.1 A person who takes advantage of others; a racketeer.‘he was a free enterprise man—he thought all unionists were urgers’
racketeer, extortioner, extorter, profiteer, exploiter, blackmailer, black marketeerView synonyms
- ‘A short acquaintance with Frank Hardy was enough to establish him as a typical bar-room urger.’
- ‘But totalist urgers can never be satisfied - they want it to go on forever.’
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