schtik


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Noun1.schtik - (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.schtik - (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.schtik - (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.schtik - (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
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The word can also be found as "schtik" and "schtick" along with its diminutives "shtikl"--a little schtik (on You Tube, you can get "a shtickl" taste of the quartet Listen Up) and "shtikeleh" (an even smaller "shtik") plus of course its plural, "shtiklech," or the more frequently used "schticks.
In painting a picture of the upscale Boston Liberty Hotel, housed in a 19th century prison, a New York Times travel section writer calls it "a well-done theme hotel that plays its schtik to perfection.