Definition of stick figure in US English:

stick figure


  • 1A simple figure representing a person or animal, drawn chiefly with straight lines.

  • 2A human figure characterized by thinness or angularity; a person with such a figure.

  • 3A person lacking in personality or individuality.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of Education. From stick + figure.


stick figure

/ˈstɪk ˌfɪɡə/