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Noun: schtick  shtik
  1. (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    "give him a schtick cake";
    - shtik, shtick, schtik
  2. (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
    - shtik, schtik, shtick
  3. (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning
    - shtik, schtik, shtick
  4. (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating
    "how did you ever fall for a schtick like that?";
    - shtik, schtik, shtick

Derived forms: schticks

Type of: buffoonery, business, byplay, clowning, fast one, frivolity, harlequinade, japery, prank, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, stage business, trick

Encyclopedia: Schtick