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or schtik

[shtik] /ʃtɪk/
noun, Slang.
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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a variant form of shtick
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  1. A small theatrical role or part of a role; a piece of theatrical ''business''; bit: It turned out to be a nice little ''shtick'' (1961+ Show business)
  2. A characteristic trait of performance or behavior; a typical personal feature: To each his own schtick. Chapman performs his with gusto (1968+ Show business)
  3. A clever device; gadget, gimmick: The ''shtick'' is that the taped remarks of a number of political figures are tacked onto questions dreamed up by writers (1966+)
  4. One's special area of interest or activity; bag, scene: Post-post literary theory is not my shtick (1968+)

[fr Yiddish, literally, ''piece, bit'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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