Read the dictionary definition of shtik. All definitions for this word.
1. (Yiddish) a devious trick; a bit of cheating
1. how did you ever fall for a shtik like that?
2. (Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning
1. his shtik made us laugh
3. (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
1. play it straight with no shtik
4. (Yiddish) a little; a piece
1. give him a shtik cake
2. he's a shtik crazy
3. he played a shtik Beethoven