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SHTICK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shtick mean? 

SHTICK (noun)
  The noun SHTICK has 4 senses:

1. (Yiddish) a little; a piece
2. (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
3. (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning
4. (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating

  Familiarity information: SHTICK used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHTICK (noun)


Sense 1shtick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Yiddish) a little; a piece

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

schtick; schtik; shtick; shtik

Context examples:

give him a shtik cake / he's a shtik crazy / he played a shtik Beethoven

Hypernyms ("shtick" is a kind of...):

small indefinite amount; small indefinite quantity (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Domain category:

Yiddish (a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shtick"):

schtickl; schtikl; shtickl; shtikl (a really little shtik)


Sense 2shtick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shtik; shtick; schtik; schtick

Context example:

play it straight with no shtik

Hypernyms ("shtick" is a kind of...):

business; byplay; stage business (incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect)

Domain category:

Yiddish (a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script)


Sense 3shtick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

shtik; shtick; schtik; schtick

Context example:

his shtik made us laugh

Hypernyms ("shtick" is a kind of...):

buffoonery; clowning; frivolity; harlequinade; japery; prank (acting like a clown or buffoon)

Domain category:

Yiddish (a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script)


Sense 4shtick [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

schtick; schtik; shtick; shtik

Context example:

how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?

Hypernyms ("shtick" is a kind of...):

fast one; trick (a cunning or deceitful action or device)

Domain category:

Yiddish (a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script)


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