pronunciation: stik 'fi-gy&r, British and often US 'stik 'fi-g&r
first used: 1949
part of speech: noun
pardon the dictionary style entry, but as you can see by the date, webster ain't gonna get around to it. :-)
- a minimalist representation of a human being, usually represented by a circle for the head and lines for the arms, legs, and torso. Typical of a child's first attempts to draw a human.
- in a literary sense: a poorly written character lacking depth and believability (see two-dimensional)
Concatenated into one word, stickfigure, the name of the band fronted by former Cleveland Indians pitcher Jack McDowell.