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mid +‎ -bie, after newbie.


midbie (plural midbies)

  1. (Internet) An intermediate user or player.
    • 1996 April 5, Patrick Toh, “Help The Newbies”, in soc.culture.singapore, Usenet[1]:
      I would like to appeal to all midbies/oldbies to help the newbies if you can.
    • 1997 December 8, Tirah Dragonfire [username], “Re: [VO]:HKSR with central weapon cancel?”, in rec.games.video.arcade, Usenet[2]:
      Viper newbies/midbies tip: If you constantly attack in the air, a reasonably observant opponent will always know what status your weapon gauges are in.
    • 2008, Tom Boellstorff, Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human, Princeton University Press (2008), →ISBN, page 125:
      As persons spent more time in Second Life, their newbie status would fade and they would become known as residents, players, participants, or even "midbies." Midbie status was shaped not just by the absolute amount of time since the creation of an account, but by the cumulative amount of time spent inworld.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:midbie.

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