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.
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.
the monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, equal to 100 cents.
any of various coins and moneys of account used in various parts of the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries.
a person who poses as a customer in order to decoy others into participating, as at a gambling house, auction, confidence game, etc.
a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.
verb (used without object)
to work as a shill:
He shills for a large casino.
verb (used with object)
to advertise or promote (a product) as or in the manner of a huckster; hustle:
He was hired to shill a new TV show.
a former British and Australian silver or cupronickel coin worth one twentieth of a pound: not minted in Britain since 1970 Abbreviation s, sh
the standard monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda: divided into 100 cents
an old monetary unit of the US varying in value in different states
(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, /-
(slang) a confidence trickster’s assistant, esp a person who poses as an ordinary customer, gambler, etc, in order to entice others to participate
see: cut off (with a shilling)
noun 1. a virgule, as used as a divider between shillings and pence: One reads 2/6 as “two shillings and sixpence” or “two and six.”. shilling mark noun 1. another name for slash (sense 12)
noun 1. a city in and the capital of Assam state, in NE India: resort. noun 1. a state in NE India. 85,012 sq. mi. (220,181 sq. km). Capital: Shillong. noun 1. a city in NE India, capital of Meghalaya: situated on the Shillong Plateau at an altitude of 1520 m (4987 ft); destroyed by […]
noun, plural Shilluks (especially collectively) Shilluk for 1. 1. a member of a Nilotic people of Sudan. 2. the Nilotic language of this people.
[shil-ee-shal-ee] /ˈʃɪl iˌʃæl i/ verb (used without object), shilly-shallied, shilly-shallying. 1. to show indecision or hesitation; be irresolute; vacillate. 2. to waste time; dawdle. noun, plural shilly-shallies. 3. irresolution; indecision; vacillation: It was sheer shilly-shally on his part. adjective 4. irresolute; undecided; vacillating. adverb 5. irresolutely. shill