shtikle, schtickle, schtikel, schtikle, shtikel, shtikl
- designation of second-class status, when applied to rabbis or other professionals.
- a small amount; a little; a bit of (a)
- He was a shtickl broiges
- He'll say anything to get a shtickl sympathy.
- "His Rebbe is a 'shtickl Rebbe.'" "He's a shtickl businessman." "He fancies himself as a shtickl actor."
- Here, have a shtikel mandelbroyt.
Languages of Origin
שטיקל shtikl 'small piece, bit; trick, joke, prank' (also used in the idiom x אַ שטיקל, a shtikl x 'something of an X', where X is a profession, etc.)
Who Uses This
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
"shtickle" is the diminutive of "shtick."
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