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schtick

[shtik] /ʃtɪk/
noun, Slang.
1.
Also, schtik.
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Examples from the web for schtick
  • There is a naivete in the play's earnest artistic idealism and its moments of rudimentary comic schtick.
  • Your schtick on uranium mining is true of any form of mining.
  • Emma blows her stack again, which makes me fear it will become a stack schtick, stat.
  • But it's also part of his whole persona, his schtick.
British Dictionary definitions for schtick

schtick

/ʃtɪk/
noun
1.
a variant form of shtick

shtick

/ʃtɪk/
noun
1.
(slang) a comedian's routine; act; piece
Word Origin
C20: from Yiddish shtik piece, from Middle High German stücke
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shtick

noun
  1. A small theatrical role or part of a role; a piece of theatrical ''business''; bit: It turned out to be a nice little ''shtick'' (1961+ Show business)
  2. A characteristic trait of performance or behavior; a typical personal feature: To each his own schtick. Chapman performs his with gusto (1968+ Show business)
  3. A clever device; gadget, gimmick: The ''shtick'' is that the taped remarks of a number of political figures are tacked onto questions dreamed up by writers (1966+)
  4. One's special area of interest or activity; bag, scene: Post-post literary theory is not my shtick (1968+)

[fr Yiddish, literally, ''piece, bit'']


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