shtick

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From Yiddish שטיק (shtik, piece), cognate to German Stück.

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shtick (plural shticks)

  1. A characteristic trait or theme.
    • 2012 August 21, Jason Heller, “The Darkness: Hot Cakes (Music Review)”, The Onion AV Club:
      Self-mythology has always been part of The Darkness’ shtick, but here Hawkins and crew forget to back it up with music catchy enough to transcend the solipsism.
  2. A gimmick.

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