How to Pronounce shill?

Correct pronunciation for the word "shill" is [ʃˈɪl], [ʃˈɪl], [ʃ_ˈɪ_l].

"Shill" in context

A shill is an individual who is paid to publicly promote or support a product, service, idea, or company in an effort to generate interest and sales. Shills typically pretend to be independent, impartial observers and attempt to hide or obscure the fact that they have a vested interest in the outcome. Historically, paid shills have often been employed by circus vendors, street vendors, and promoters at fairs and crowded markets. Today, shills are commonly employed by marketing firms, political campaigns, and high-stakes gambles.

In some cases, a shill is an ordinary person who is not aware of the true intentions behind their promotion.

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