A person engaged in covert advertising. The shill attempts to spread buzz by personally endorsing the product in public forums with the pretense of sincerity, when in fact he is being paid for his services.
Who are you shilling for?

Ignore the n00b, he's just here to shill.
by strangedaze April 27, 2005
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In conspiracy terms: A Shill is a person who is pretending to agree with a conspiracy and intentionally circulates false information or acts totally insane in an effort to discredit said conspiracy. Shills are often thought to be hired by the government but don't necessarily have to be.
The media loves Shills because its easy to Straw man their false arguments and link their crazy unproven claims to ALL believers of said Conspiracy.
by MrFlatMan101 March 4, 2016
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When an SP (Service Provider: aka hooker, escort, etc) provides a third person recount of her/his services on a review board (i.e. www.perb.ca) under the context of it being from an actual customer's experience.
A shill could look something like this. "Hi, my name's Bob and I'm a long time lurker first time poster. Despite previous negative reviews I saw Brandie and she fucked me rotten, I've never had such a good experience. I think everyone should see her and spend their hard earned money."
by hifisex June 29, 2006
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A word used by conspiracy theorists when they are losing an argument. The word originally referred to an accomplice of a travelling salesman selling quack remedies or similar items of dubious value. The conspiracy theorist calls their opponent a "shill" in an attempt to discredit them by implying that they are paid agents working for the government, the Bilderbergers, reptilian overlords, the Rotshschilds etc, because of course only such people could possibly disagree with them.
See those trails behind that plane? They're not disappearing within seconds, therefore they must be chemtrails. The government are trying to poison us all, wake up sheeple!!

- Ummm, no, persistent contrails are the result of certain atmospheric conditions at certain altitudes, very similar to cirrus clouds. And if the government was trying to poison the population in this way, it would be a very inefficient one and also a very indiscriminate one which would kill the elite as well as the general population. Plus global population has grown from 3.6 million in the 1970s to over 7 billion now - so if they're trying to reduce the world population, they're going about it in a strange way!

^^Shill!!! Disinformation agent!!!
by evilcartman August 22, 2013
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to chill whilst shitting; to shit and chill.
"man, i really feel like taking a dump. i also feel like relaxing. i am going to shill on the crapper."
by Hantuj via Saylee May 11, 2007
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a person who pushes wild(often conspiratorial) ideas without base in logic or in fact onto those around them and expect instant fame and/or appreciation for doing so.
some dumb shill made this the title to their thread on GLP
"Muslims in Egypt are NOW ATTACKING Coptic Christians there -- Muslims cannot do diversity; you are a fool to give them an inch"

anyone found contributing to Godlike Productions, Above Top Secret, etc = shill
by d7uc437 May 16, 2011
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A shill is a person who publicly attempts to constitute, increase or sustain credibility and/or approval of/to an entity without disclosing that they have a relationship with the entity, understating the type, importance or closeness of said relationship or concealing the actual role in which they perform for said entity.

The goal of the the shill is a (expected) personal benefit, may it be profit (participation), wage, payment by result or enabling, increasing or sustaining the chance of success for a specific socio-economic or socio-political project.

The entity can be either a person or an organized or disorganized group. Organized groups have some level of structure and decision-making ability while disorganized groups don't.

Organized groups can be the government, politicial parties, profit-oriented companies, investment or interest groups (hedgefonds, freemasons) or non-profit non-government organizations like non-profit companies, charities, churches or cults. Disorganized groups can be religions or unreligious cosmovisions (atheism, humanism), permanent political ideologies (f.e. communism, capitalism) or temporary political interest groups (f.e. "pro-life-movement" for abolishing the right to have an abortion).

The difference between shilling and expression of opinion is that the benefit is received from an external rather than an (emotional or intellectual) internal source or that the external force dominates the internal motivation.
That snake is promoting the APPLE (TM) product of that tree to Adam, because he wants to create SIN (TM), but he tells him it's for his own good. What a fucking shill!
by SupremeLeaderDickos March 7, 2020
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