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shtick

 
Noun shtick has 4 senses
  1. shtik, shtick, schtik, schtick - (Yiddish) a little; a piece; "give him a shtik cake"; "he's a shtik crazy"; "he played a shtik Beethoven"
    --1 is a kind of small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
    --1 has particulars: shtikl, shtickl, schtikl, schtickl
  2. shtik, schtik, shtick, schtick - (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention; "play it straight with no shtik"
    --2 is a kind of business, stage business, byplay
  3. shtik, schtik, shtick, schtick - (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning; "his shtik made us laugh"
    --3 is a kind of buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, prank
  4. shtik, schtik, shtick, schtick - (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating; "how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?"
    --4 is a kind of trick, fast one
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