shtik

Definitions of shtik
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n (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention

“play it straight with no shtik
Synonyms:
schtick, schtik, shtick
Type of:
business, byplay, stage business
incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect

n (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning

“his shtik made us laugh”
Synonyms:
schtick, schtik, shtick
Type of:
buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, japery, prank
acting like a clown or buffoon

n (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating

“how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?”
Synonyms:
schtick, schtik, shtick
Type of:
fast one, trick
a cunning or deceitful action or device

n (Yiddish) a little; a piece

“give him a shtik cake”
“he's a shtik crazy”
“he played a shtik Beethoven”
Synonyms:
schtick, schtik, shtick
Types:
schtickl, schtikl, shtickl, shtikl
a really little shtik
Type of:
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

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