shilling

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɪlɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈʃɪlɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shiling)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
shil•ling /ˈʃɪlɪŋ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Currencya coin and former monetary unit of the United Kingdom, the 20th part of a pound, equal to 12 pence. Abbr.: s.
  2. Currencya former monetary unit of various other nations originally settled or colonized by Great Britain.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
shil•ling  (shiling),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Currencya 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. Abbr.: s.
  2. Currencya 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. Currencythe monetary unit of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda, equal to 100 cents.
  4. Currencyany of various coins and moneys of account used in various parts of the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  5. Currency, PrintingSee  shilling mark. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English scilling; cognate with Dutch schelling, German Schilling, Old Norse skillingr, Gothic skillings

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
shilling /ˈʃɪlɪŋ/ n
  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
Etymology: Old English scilling; related to Old Norse skillingr, Gothic skilliggs, Old High German skilling
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
shill /ʃɪl/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. one who pretends to be a customer in order to fool others into participating, as at a casino or in street gambling games.
  2. one who praises another for self-interest:another shill trying to gain her favor.

v. [no object]
  1. to work as a shill:to shill for a large casino.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
shill  (shil),USA pronunciation [Slang.]
n. 
  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.

v.i. 
  1. to work as a shill:He shills for a large casino.

v.t. 
  1. to advertise or promote (a product) as or in the manner of a huckster;
    hustle:He was hired to shill a new TV show.
  • origin, originally uncertain 1920–25

'shilling' also found in these entries (Many are not synonyms or translations):
Advertisements
Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.