Shilling



noun
1.
a cupronickel coin and former monetary unit of the United Kingdom, the 20th part of a pound, equal to 12 pence: retained in circulation equal to 5 new pence after decimalization in 1971.
Abbreviation: s.
2.
a former monetary unit of various other nations, as Australia, Fiji, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Nigeria, equal to one twentieth of a pound or 12 pence.
3.
the monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, equal to 100 cents.
4.
any of various coins and moneys of account used in various parts of the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries.
5.
shilling mark.
noun
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.
verb (used without object)
3.
to work as a shill:
He shills for a large casino.
verb (used with object)
4.
to advertise or promote (a product) as or in the manner of a huckster; hustle:
He was hired to shill a new TV show.
noun
1.
a former British and Australian silver or cupronickel coin worth one twentieth of a pound: not minted in Britain since 1970 Abbreviation s, sh
2.
the standard monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda: divided into 100 cents
3.
an old monetary unit of the US varying in value in different states
4.
(in combination) (Scot) an indication of the strength and character of a beer, referring to the price after duty that was formerly paid per barrel: sixty-shilling, /-
noun
1.
(slang) a confidence trickster’s assistant, esp a person who poses as an ordinary customer, gambler, etc, in order to entice others to participate
shikker
see: cut off (with a shilling)

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