shill


1shill

intransitive verb \ˈshil\

: to talk about or describe someone or something in a favorable way because you are being paid to do it

Full Definition of SHILL

1
:  to act as a shill
2
:  to act as a spokesperson or promoter <the eminent Shakespearean producer…is now shilling for a brokerage house — Andy Rooney>

Origin of SHILL

2shill
First Known Use: circa 1914

2shill

noun

Definition of SHILL

1
a :  one who acts as a decoy (as for a pitchman or gambler)
b :  one who makes a sales pitch or serves as a promoter
2
:  pitch 8a

Origin of SHILL

perhaps short for shillaber, of unknown origin
First Known Use: circa 1916

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