Definition of Shill

1. Noun. A decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others.

Generic synonyms: Decoy, Steerer



2. Verb. Act as a shill. "The shill bid for the expensive carpet during the auction in order to drive the price up"
Generic synonyms: Cozen, Deceive, Delude, Lead On

Definition of Shill

1. v. t. To shell.

2. v. t. To put under cover; to sheal.

Definition of Shill

1. Noun. A person paid to endorse a product favourably, while pretending to be impartial. ¹

2. Noun. An accomplice at a confidence trick during an auction or gambling game. ¹

3. Verb. (pejorative) To promote or endorse in return for payment, especially dishonestly. ¹

4. Verb. To put under cover; to sheal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shill

1. to act as a decoy [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shill

shikona
shikra
shikras
shiksas
shikse
shikseh
shiksehs
shikses
shikumen
shild
shildy
shilf
shilfa
shilingi
shill (current term)
shillala
shillalah
shillalahs
shillalas
shilled
shillelagh
shillelaghs
shillelah
shillelahs
shillin'
shilling
shilling scars
shilling shocker
shilling shockers

Literary usage of Shill

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Records Relating to the Early History of Boston by Boston (Mass.). Registry Dept (1883)
"Viz Unto Jn° Cuttler junr liis wood for Six shill mony. Unto Mr Dan' Davison his wood for ... Unto Deacon Jn° Cutler his wood on 5 Comons for Ten shill. ..."

2. Journal by English Place-Name Society (1913)
"... to my niece Jane Thornhill four pounds, to my niece Frances Kenney four pounds, to my niece Ann Kenney four pounds, to Margaret Meade twenty shill., ..."

3. The English Levant Company, Its Foundation and Its History to 1640 by Mortimer Epstein (1908)
"Quilts, per bale, 5 shill. 64. Raisins, per bale, 3 pence 65. Rhubarb, per pound, 2 pence. 66. ... Sal ammoniac, per bale, 6 shill. 12 A morse is a sea-ox. ..."

4. Catalogue of Current Periodicals Received at the Public Library of Victoria by Australia Victoria, Library (1905)
"shill. y. Report on the trade between Assam and the adjoining foreign countries. ... shill. and Calc. Same. Continued as Resolution on the excise ..."

5. Collections by Virginia Historical Society (1908)
"allowed at the rate of two shill and sixpence pr day, and ye overseer shall ... the sume of six shill— for every head that they shall be known to bring At ..."

6. Charlestown Land Records, 1638-1802 by Charlestown (Boston, Mass.) (1883)
"Viz Unto Jn° Cuttler junr his wood for Six shill mony. Unto Mr Dan1 Davison his wood for ... Unto Deacon Jn° Cutler his wood on 5 Comons for Ten shill. ..."

7. Publications by Spalding Club, Aberdeen, John Spalding (1852)
"Item, in Louk Wilson's hands, of prised guids of mine in the Lindsy of lands, extending to vij score, ix lib. vj shill. viij d. Item, in Louk Wilson's hands ..."

8. The Miscellany of the Spalding Club by Spalding Club, Aberdeen, John Stuart (1852)
"Item, in Louk Wilson's hands, of prised guids of mine in the Lindsy of lands, extending to vij score, ix lib. vj shill. viij d. Item, in Louk Wilson's hands ..."

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