What Does BYE, FELICIA Mean? (Using BYE, FELICIA Online)

BYE, FELICIA is "A Dismissive Goodbye."

BYE, FELICIA is a slang term that used as a dismissive goodbye. It was first heard in the hit 1995 comedy movie Friday, starring Ice Cube. The term was used by Cube's character, Craig, when he told the sister of his love interest to go home by saying "BYE, FELICIA." The term immediately became popular as a way of dismissing anyone who is annoying or irritating.

The use of BYE, FELICIA as a dismissive way of saying goodbye, ebbed and flowed in popularity, until it returned to the spotlight in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton. In the movie, BYE FELICIA was said by the actor O’Shea Jackson Jr (who is actually the son of Ice Cube and who was playing the role of Ice Cube). In December 2017, BYE, FELICIA exploded into the spotlight, when ABC TV newscaster Robin Roberts used it after commenting on an interview with Omarosa Manigault, who had just left her role at the Trump administration.

The scene from the movie Friday

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meaning of BYE, FELICIA

BYE, FELICIA is the verbal equivalent of "Flipping the bird."

Summary of Key Points

Definition for BYE, FELICIA

BYE, FELICIA is "A Dismissive Goodbye." This is the most common definition for BYE, FELICIA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
Definition:A Dismissive Goodbye
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BYE, FELICIA in Sentences

Here are examples of BYE, FELICIA being used in conversations:
  • Robin Roberts: She said she has a story to tell and I'm sure she'll be selling that story. BYE, FELICIA.
  • Carrie: Can you lend me $20?.
  • Joel: You still owe me $30 from last week.
  • Carrie: Please! I will pay you back on Friday, when I get back from Compton.
  • Joel: BYE, FELICIA.

An Academic Look at BYE, FELICIA

BYE, FELICIA is a slang phrase. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

As BYE, FELICIA is used to address someone by name, it is in the vocative case. This is shown by offsetting FELICIA with a comma.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Yeah, Right," or "Get lost" instead of using BYE, FELICIA.

Example of BYE, FELICIA Used in a Text

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