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NOUN (4)

1. (Yiddish) a little; a piece;
- Example: "give him a shtik cake"
- Example: "he's a shtik crazy"
- Example: "he played a shtik Beethoven"
[syn: shtik, shtick, schtik, schtick]

2. (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention;
- Example: "play it straight with no shtik"
[syn: shtik, schtik, shtick, schtick]

3. (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning;
- Example: "his shtik made us laugh"
[syn: shtik, schtik, shtick, schtick]

4. (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating;
- Example: "how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?"
[syn: shtik, schtik, shtick, schtick]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

shtick \shtick\, shtik \shtik\(sht[i^]k), n. [Yiddish, pranks; fr. MHG st["u]cke, pieces.] 1. A person's special talent, line of business, or habitual activity. [PJC] 2. (Show business) A comic routine or a specific gag inserted in a show for laughs. [PJC]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "shtick": act, afterpiece, bit, chaser, curtain, curtain call, curtain raiser, divertimento, divertissement, epilogue, exode, exodus, expository scene, finale, hoke act, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, introduction, number, prologue, routine, scene, sketch, skit, song and dance, stand-up comedy act, striptease, turn