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schtick

 (shtĭk)
n.
Variant of shtick.

schtick

or

schtik

n
a variant form of shtick

shtick

or shtik

(ʃtɪk)

n. Slang.
1. a show-business routine or piece of business inserted to gain a laugh or draw attention to oneself.
2. one's special interest, talent, etc.
[1955–60; < Yiddish shtik pranks, whims, literally, piece < Middle High German stücke, Old High German stucki (German Stück); compare stucco]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schtick - (Yiddish) a little; a piece; "give him a shtik cake"; "he's a shtik crazy"; "he played a shtik Beethoven"
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
schtickl, schtikl, shtickl, shtikl - a really little shtik; "have a shtikl cake"
2.schtick - (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention; "play it straight with no shtik"
byplay, stage business, business - incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; "his business with the cane was hilarious"
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
3.schtick - (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning; "his shtik made us laugh"
buffoonery, clowning, harlequinade, japery, prank, frivolity - acting like a clown or buffoon
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
4.schtick - (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating; "how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?"
fast one, trick - a cunning or deceitful action or device; "he played a trick on me"; "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
Translations

schtick

n (US inf: = routine, act) → Nummer f (inf)
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