Definition of "shtick" [shtick]

  • Slang A characteristic attribute, talent, or trait that is helpful in securing recognition or attention: waiters in tropical attire are part of the restaurant's shtick. (noun)
  • Slang An entertainment routine or gimmick. (noun)

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Use "shtick" in a sentence
  • "You know your shtick is as stale and inept as Bush when he left office patsy!"
  • "I kept getting distracted by how villain Growing Man looked like a Sentinel, although his shtick is the classic “every time you hit him, he gets bigger, so how do you stop him without engaging him directly?”"
  • "The whole problem with the RealAmerica shtick is the way they define it, RealAmericans are going to get consistently outvoted."