shtik

Definitions of shtik
  1. noun
    (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
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    type of:
    business, byplay, stage business
    incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect
  2. noun
    (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning
    “his shtik made us laugh”
    synonyms: schtick, schtik, shtick
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    type of:
    buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, japery, prank
    acting like a clown or buffoon
  3. noun
    (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating
    “how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?”
    synonyms: schtick, schtik, shtick
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    type of:
    fast one, trick
    a cunning or deceitful action or device
  4. noun
    (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    “give him a shtik cake”
    “he's a shtik crazy”
    “he played a shtik Beethoven”
    synonyms: schtick, schtik, shtick
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    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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