Definition of shtook in English:


(also schtuck)


mass nouninformal
  • Trouble.

    ‘I'm in shtook with my boss’
    • ‘If you don't know the history of Dien Ben Phu, you are, as my mother would say, in schtuck.’
    • ‘A little schtick may go a long way, but if all you are is schtick, then you're pretty much schtuck.’
    • ‘Well, yes - it seems David Nelson is the main recipient of flak, but as you point out - anyone with certain letter combinations could be in schtuck.’
    • ‘When someone's own people have turned on a person, that person knows he or she is in the schtuck.’


1930s: of unknown origin.