Definition of shtick in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʃtɪk/
(also schtick)


1A gimmick, comic routine, style of performance, etc. associated with a particular person: there are many great comics who have based their stand-up shtick on observational comedy her shtick was to haul out her pet ferret
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  • Sure do - but not when they're dancing, and that's why the whole shtick works.
  • It would be easy to say Clark simply needed the time to develop his campaign shtick.
  • What saves the whole shtick from utter banality is Wang's great location work and his ability to get performances out of even a block of wood.
1.1A person’s special talent, interest, or area of activity: movies about ordinary women who do extraordinary things—that’s my shtick
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  • Typing or spelling has never been my schtick.
  • Fighting games on a handheld are not my shtick.
  • You'll have to show me even a single post where I distorted someone's view. That is not my schtick.


1960s: Yiddish, from German Stück 'piece'.

Words that rhyme with shtick

artic, brick, chick, click, crick, flick, hand-pick, hic, hick, kick, lick, mick, miskick, nick, pic, pick, quick, rick, sic, sick, slick, snick, stick, thick, tic, tick, trick, Vic, wick

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