= B =
bixie /bik'see/ n.
Variant emoticons used on BIX
(the BIX Information eXchange). The most common (smiley)
bixie is <@_@>, representing two cartoon eyes and a mouth. These
were originally invented in an SF fanzine called APA-L and imported
to BIX by one of the earliest users.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.