a diagrammatic drawing representing a human or animal, usually made with one line each for the torso and appendages, and often a circle for the head.
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Also called stick drawing.
Origin of stick figure
probably earlier than 1945–50
Words nearby stick figure
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Each was slightly different, and each bore some resemblance to a stick-figure, a geometrical figure or just a childish scrawl.Out Like a Light|Gordon Randall Garrett