Etymology
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shtick (n.)

also schtick, 1959, from Yiddish shtik "an act, gimmick," literally "a piece, slice," from Middle High German stücke "piece, play," from Old High German stucki (see stock (n.1)).

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Definitions of shtick

shtick (n.)
(Yiddish) a little; a piece;
Synonyms: shtik / schtik / schtick
shtick (n.)
(Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention;
Synonyms: shtik / schtik / schtick
shtick (n.)
(Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning;
Synonyms: shtik / schtik / schtick
shtick (n.)
(Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating;
Synonyms: shtik / schtik / schtick
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