shtick

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noun \ˈshtik\
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shtik

Definition of shtick

  1. 1 :  a usually comic or repetitious performance or routine :  bit

  2. 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

play \ˈshti-kē\ adjective

Examples of shtick in a Sentence

  1. That joke is part of his shtick.

  2. Sports are just not my shtick.

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Origin and Etymology 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

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SHTICK Defined for English Language Learners

shtick

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Definition of shtick for English Language Learners

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

  • : something that a person likes to do or does well



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