Definition of Shtick

1. Noun. (Yiddish) a little; a piece. "He played a shtik Beethoven"

Exact synonyms: Schtick, Schtik, Shtik
Category relationships: Yiddish
Generic synonyms: Small Indefinite Amount, Small Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Schtickl, Schtikl, Shtickl, Shtikl



2. Noun. (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention. "Play it straight with no shtik"
Exact synonyms: Schtick, Schtik, Shtik
Generic synonyms: Business, Byplay, Stage Business
Category relationships: Yiddish

3. Noun. (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning. "His shtik made us laugh"
Exact synonyms: Schtick, Schtik, Shtik
Generic synonyms: Buffoonery, Clowning, Frivolity, Harlequinade, Japery, Prank
Category relationships: Yiddish

4. Noun. (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating. "How did you ever fall for a shtik like that?"
Exact synonyms: Schtick, Schtik, Shtik
Generic synonyms: Fast One, Trick
Category relationships: Yiddish

Definition of Shtick

1. Noun. A characteristic trait or theme. ¹

2. Noun. A gimmick. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shtick

1. an entertainment routine [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shtick

shrug
shrug off
shrugged
shrugging
shruggingly
shrugs
shrunk
shrunken
shtchi
shtchis
shtetel
shtetels
shtetl
shtetlach
shtetls
shtick (current term)
shtickier
shtickiest
shtickl
shticks
shticky
shtik
shtikl
shtiks
shtook
shtooks
shtoom
shtreimel
shtreimels
shtuck

Literary usage of Shtick

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"... they w'u'd all shtick together. ... An' McGinniss was th' b'y that w'u'd shtick wid th' rist av th' b'ys if 't was only f'r th' ..."

2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1893)
"'Tis a dirty world we live in, Desmond, my boy, but sure that's all the more reason that the few decent boys there should shtick together. ..."

3. Hurrish: A Study by Emily Lawless (1887)
"But 'twas na gun dun that"— looking at the corpse and the dark brown mark of the wound on the temple,—" na, na, na gun, but a shtick. An' a good man, too, ..."

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