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shill

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intransitive verb \ˈshil\

Simple Definition of shill

  • : 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. 1 :  to act as a shill

  2. 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


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shill

noun

Definition of shill

  1. 1a :  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. 2 :  pitch 8a



Origin of shill

perhaps short for shillaber, of unknown origin


First Known Use: circa 1916


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