bixie

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English[edit]

Chinese statue of a bixie

Etymology 1[edit]

From Mandarin 辟邪 (bìxié).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bixie (plural bixies)

  1. A chimaera-like figure common in Chinese and Persian art.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From BIX, acronym for the Byte Information Exchange, a BBS on which these emoticons became popular.

Pronunciation 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bixie (plural bixies)

  1. (computing, dated) A type of emoticon such as <@_@>, which represents an unrotated expression, unlike a smiley.