Shtick Definition

shtĭk
noun
A comic scene or piece of business, as in a vaudeville act.
Webster's New World
An attention-getting device.
Webster's New World
A special trait, talent, etc.
Webster's New World
An entertainment routine or gimmick.
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Other Word Forms of Shtick

Noun

Singular:
shtick
Plural:
shticks

Origin of Shtick

  • Yiddish shtik piece, routine from Middle High German stücke piece from Old High German stukki crust, fragment

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Yiddish שטיק (shtik, “piece"), cognate to German Stück.

    From Wiktionary

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