• WordNet 3.6
    • n shtick (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating "how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?"
    • n shtick (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning "his shtik made us laugh"
    • n shtick (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention "play it straight with no shtik"
    • n shtick (Yiddish) a little; a piece "give him a shtik cake","he's a shtik crazy","he played a shtik Beethoven"
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In literature:

She's a crack in the web av the afther crank shaft ye could shtick a knife blade into.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
It was "the shtick" which kept things together so far as they were kept so at all.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
Putty soon Leah comes in, being shased, as ushual, by fellers mit shticks.
"Standard Selections" by Various
An' me widout a bit of shtick in me fist.
"Off to the Wilds" by George Manville Fenn
Ven I left dat comic opera millionaire, dey all shtick to me almost to von man.
"The Melting-Pot" by Israel Zangwill
Troth, for sayin' that same, but I served him a thrick, Whin I met him by chance wid a bit av a shtick.
"The Wit of Women" by Kate Sanborn
Oi'd rather have a good shtick.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
My shtick's loaded, and I'm ready to fire it off.
"Commodore Junk" by George Manville Fenn
He never said a word but to take the shtick and fire me dead with it on the sthrand.
"Humours of Irish Life" by Various
He never said a word but to take the shtick and fire me dead with it on the sthrand.
"Further Experiences of an Irish R.M." by E. OEnone Somerville

In poetry:

Now, Bill, look 'ere, you take my tip -
I know that German lot -
An', when you meet 'em, let 'er rip.
An' prod 'em in the - wot?
Well, jist one more. Mine's beer thish time.
An' bill, ole frien', you shtick to lime.
"The Bar-Room Patriot" by C J Dennis

In news:

'Rush Hour' goes global / Chan, Tucker's shtick fun if you ignore the plot.
Schimmel's Shtick … Amercan Express' Black Op.
He Drives a Shtick Shift.
Could Toomey succumb to Sestak's dramatic comeback shtick.
Is Suede 's Third-Person Shtick Just an Act.
Elvis Costello is getting better at this country shtick.
Shtick with Wayne and Drew.
Stev Guyer and Julie Klein co-direct the two-act, 2 1/2-hour show as almost a send-up of old vaudeville and burlesque shtick.
The star studded shtick-fest has many cringe-worthy moments, but little else.
BALTIMORE — Mike Ricigliano practices a nearly extinct newspaper art: he is a sports cartoonist, poking fun at sports figures with pen, paper and a gag writer's shtick.
I don't personally feel this way, but I think for some people, there's a bit of a shtick to it — like this is funny, cheesy '80s music.
Cuba Gooding Jr is the kind of guy who does ten minutes of shtick every time the little light in the fridge comes on, and for years I've been waiting for him to just go away.
"It's chicken-soup shtick," Kaufman summarized.
This week's Now Playing concerns a nasty political race, a PG-13 comedy about sex, and a movie wondering what Johnny Knoxville would do if he had to tone down his shtick.