[ US /ˈʃtɪk/ ]
[ UK /ˌɛsˈe‍ɪt‍ʃtˈɪk/ ]
  1. (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
    play it straight with no shtik
  2. (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    he's a shtik crazy
    he played a shtik Beethoven
    give him a shtik cake
  3. (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating
    how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?
  4. (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning
    his shtik made us laugh
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How To Use shtick In A Sentence

  • Enhancing your shtick – Find ways to improve upon your trading approach, make sure that you have the tools to make the trades, and work with a mentor to help you improve your trading skills.
  • It is part of his shtick, his way of underlining the absurdity of the system.
  • The first-nighter was thrilling, but the show quickly slumped in the weeks that followed as the shtick failed to stick. Cher…Diva returns to Caesars in Vegas! August 30th… « Julian Ayrs & Pop Culture
  • Indeed it was Cowell who gave his mate Morgan his big break, overruling bosses at NBC and insisting that he was taken on as a panellist on America's Got Talent, where he played a podgier version of his mentor, sharing Cowell's arrogance and self-belief and mimicking his pantomime-villain shtick. The Guardian World News
  • He was testing Thack, apparently, trying out his time-proven shtick on an unwitting neophyte. SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
  • My shtick is to promote the idea that humans, not computers, read programs.
  • Our own Jackson dubbs this “faux-astroturfing,” a display of knowingly buying into the marketing shtick to further a personal cause. Your Ad at the Superbowl or the Oscars?
  • At times they have looked like an old comedy double act, endlessly doing their shtick for the cameras. Times, Sunday Times
  • Most comics have to work their shticks and hone their craft.
  • Sure do - but not when they're dancing, and that's why the whole shtick works.
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