shtick


shtick

noun \ˈshtik\

: a usual way of performing, behaving, speaking, etc.

: something that a person likes to do or does well

Full Definition of SHTICK

1
:  a usually comic or repetitious performance or routine :  bit
2
:  one's special trait, interest, or activity :  bag <he's alive and well and now doing his shtick out in Hollywood — Robert Daley>
shticky \ˈshti-kē\ adjective

Variants of SHTICK

shtick also schtick or shtik \ˈshtik\

Examples of SHTICK

  1. That joke is part of his shtick.
  2. Sports are just not my shtick.

Origin of SHTICK

Yiddish shtik pranks, literally, piece, from Middle High German stücke, from Old High German stucki; akin to Old English stycce piece, Old High German stoc stick — more at stock
First Known Use: 1959

Related to SHTICK

Synonyms
bit, number, routine, act (also schtick or shtik), turn

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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