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shill

División en sílabas: shill
North American informal

Definición de shill en inglés:

sustantivo

1An accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice or encourage others.
Example sentences
  • The carnival shill plays on the behavior of prospective customers in this way.
  • Sophisticated news consumers know that Clarke is a fraud and a shill for the campaign.
  • So I suppose this makes me a member of the international neocon conspiracy as well as an evil shill for the oil industry.
1.1A person who pretends to give an impartial endorsement of something in which they themselves have an interest: a megamillionaire who makes more money as a shill for corporate products than he does for playing basketball
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I should point out that I am not a movie industry shill, nor do I have any hidden adgenda.
  • I think it's pretty easy to be worried/outraged/upset by this Act without being a criminal if you have a little knowledge and imagination - or aren't an industry shill.
  • They regarded him as a corporate shill and deal-making party hack.

verbo

[no object] Volver al principio  
Act or work as a shill.
Example sentences
  • He shilled for the shipping magnate in his bid to lead the Liberals.
  • But Tom is as stalwart as the administration for which he shilled so continuously, before taking his book-writing sabbatical.
  • Worse, he suggests, they shilled for Wall Street, conflating the interests of the big banks with the financial health of the world.

Origen

early 20th century: probably from earlier shillaber, of unknown origin.

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