Shtick meaning

shtĭk
A characteristic attribute, talent, or trait that is helpful in securing recognition or attention.

Waiters in tropical attire are part of the restaurant's shtick.

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An entertainment routine or gimmick.
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A comic scene or piece of business, as in a vaudeville act.
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An attention-getting device.
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A special trait, talent, etc.
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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