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

Derived forms: shticks

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

Encyclopedia: Shtick