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Noun: shtik
  1. (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    "he's a shtik crazy"; "he played a shtik Beethoven"; "give him a shtik cake";
    - shtick, schtik, schtick
  2. (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
    "play it straight with no shtik";
    - schtik, shtick, schtick
  3. (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning
    "his shtik made us laugh";
    - schtik, shtick, schtick
  4. (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating
    "how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?";
    - schtik, shtick, schtick

Derived forms: shtiks

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