Shill vs Shild - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between shill and shild
is that shill
is a person paid to endorse a product favourably, while pretending to be impartial while shild
is (obsolete) debt; fault; guilt.
As a verb shill
is (pejorative) to promote or endorse in return for payment, especially dishonestly.
A person paid to endorse a product favourably, while pretending to be impartial.
* 26 June 2014 , A.A Dowd, AV Club Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler spoof rom-com clichés in They Came Together [http://www.avclub.com/review/paul-rudd-and-amy-poehler-spoof-rom-com-cliches-th-206220]
* 1983 , , Prometheus Rising ,
- You’ve Got Mail is certainly the basic model for the plot, which finds corporate candy shill Joel (Rudd) and indie-sweetshop owner Molly (Poehler) regaling their dinner companions with the very long, digressive story of how they met and fell in love.
An accomplice at a confidence trick during an auction or gambling game.
* 1994 , , The Crossing ,
- Witnesses have testified that Jim Jones (like a few other professional faith-healers) used shills part of the time....
- The pitchman swept his cane in a slow acceleration over the heads of the crowd and then suddenly pointed the silver cap toward Billy and the shill .
(pejorative) To promote or endorse in return for payment, especially dishonestly.
* 1996 , , The Demon-Haunted World ,
To put under cover; to sheal.
(UK, obsolete, dialect) To shell.
- Today there are even commercials in which real scientists, some of considerable distinction, shill for corporations. They teach that scientists too will lie for money. As Tom Paine warned, inuring us to lies lays the groundwork for many other evils.
(obsolete) Debt; fault; guilt.