Definition of Shill in English :

Define Shill in English

Shill meaning in English

Meaning of Shill in English

Pronunciation of Shill in English

Shill pronunciation in English

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1. shill

a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others


2. shill

act as a shill

Example Sentences:
'The shill bid for the expensive carpet during the auction in order to drive the price up'

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a confidence trickster's assistant, esp a person who poses as an ordinary customer, gambler, etc, in order to entice others to participate

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noun Slang
the confederate of a gambler, pitchman, auctioneer, etc. who pretends to buy, bet, or bid so as to lure onlookers into participating
a person who works energetically to sell or promote something
verb intransitive
3.  Slang
to act or work as a shill

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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1. One who poses as a satisfied customer or an enthusiastic gambler to dupe bystanders into participating in a swindle.
2. One who publicly promotes another's cause, especially in an extravagant or misleading way.
v. shilled, shill·ing, shills
To act as a shill.
1. To act as a shill for (a deceitful enterprise).
2. To lure (a person) into a swindle.

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