Decoded: Bye Felicia

On the 20th Anniversary of the Movie Friday 'Bye Felicia!'

"Bye Felicia" is a sassy phrase of dismissal used when someone is being annoying and needs to go away. The phrase grew popular in 2013 as a social media (or face-face for extra sass) catchphrase, but was developed much earlier.

The phrase was originally coined in the 1995 classic movie "Friday." The film's character Felisha, a drug addict, constantly begs the movie's two male leads for money and other resources. The characters respond to Felisha's annoying inquiries by simply saying "Bye Felisha."

Upon the term's revival in 2013, the spelling was changed from "Felisha" to "Felicia."

Today, "Bye Felicia" can be applied to annoying people as well as tedious tasks or events. Here are some examples of how the cool kids are using it these days.

"Finally done with that horrible homework assignment...Bye Felicia."
"Omg this conversation is getting on my last nerve. Bye Felicia."
"Thank goodness Rebecca is out of town for the summer...Bye Felicia."

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