Definitions

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  • n. A chimaera-like figure common in Chinese and Persian art.
  • n. A type of emoticon such as <@_@>, which represents an unrotated expression, unlike a smiley.

Etymologies

From Mandarin 辟邪 (bìxié). (Wiktionary)
From BIX, acronym for the Byte Information Exchange, a BBS on which these emoticons became popular. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Taylor's collection includes an imperial bowl and a statue of a mythical creature called a bixie, which means to ward off evil.

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  • bixie (plural bixies)

    1. A chimaera-like figure common in Chinese and Persian art.

    2. Variant emoticons used BIX (the BIX Information eXchange); the term survived the demise of BIX itself.

    August 11, 2009

  • The most common (smiley) bixie is <@_@>

    From the jargonfile

    August 11, 2009