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Definition 1: (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shtick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • play it straight with no shtik

Synonyms for shtick in the sense of this definition

(shtick is a kind of ...) incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect

"his business with the cane was hilarious"

(shtick belongs to category ...) a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

Definition 2: (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shtick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his shtik made us laugh

Synonyms for shtick in the sense of this definition

(shtick is a kind of ...) acting like a clown or buffoon

(shtick belongs to category ...) a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

Definition 3: (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shtick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?

Synonyms for shtick in the sense of this definition

(shtick is a kind of ...) a cunning or deceitful action or device

"he played a trick on me" "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"

(shtick belongs to category ...) a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

Definition 4: (Yiddish) a little; a piece - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where shtick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give him a shtik cake
  • he's a shtik crazy
  • he played a shtik Beethoven

Synonyms for shtick in the sense of this definition

(shtick is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of shtick ) a really little shtik

"have a shtikl cake"

(shtick belongs to category ...) a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

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