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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (Yiddish) a devious trick; (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning; (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention; (Yiddish) a little.

Usage examples (27)
  • That's a really excellent point, although I don't think his schtik translates into somebody being a pop-star...
  • It reduces Obama's entire rhetoric for change to facade and schtik.
  • His schtik involves exposing conservative lunacy and deflating the self-important.
  • At this point in our lives we should all have got over this whole social ranking schtik. for more
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