Meaning of shill

shill

Pronunciation: (shil), [key]
— Slang. Slang.
—n.
  1. a person who poses as a customer in order to decoy others into participating, as at a gambling house, auction, confidence game, etc.
  2. a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.
—v.i.
  1. to work as a shill: He shills for a large casino.
—v.t.
  1. to advertise or promote (a product) as or in the manner of a huckster; hustle: He was hired to shill a new TV show.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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