One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chiefly Caribbean. A practitioner of a martial art or fighting style characterized by the use of one or more sticks.
2US informal. A croupier.
3A simple human figure usually drawn with straight lines for the torso and limbs and a circle for the head.
nouncriminals' slang, historical
A pickpocket's accomplice.
Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From stick + man<br>mid 19th century. Apparently from stick + man.
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