Meowdy refers to a popular internet meme, with image macros depicting cats with cowboy hats, paired with the caption “meowdy”, a portmanteau of the words meow and howdy.
Memers know best that if there is nothing else to joke about, A Cat is Fine Too.
While the exact origin of the trend is not known, “meowdy” started emerging on meme sites as early as 2017.
A YouTube video was uploaded by Milkychan on February 7th, 2018, with the title MEOWDY-DO, depicting the feline Palicos preparing meals in the video game Monster Hunter: World, while singing “meowdy-do”.
An early image macro meme, depicting a cat in a hat, posted with the title “Meowdy” was uploaded to the r/whatintarnation subreddit by u/MrOwlBeback24 on October 22nd, 2018.
“Meowdy” memes started spreading to other subreddits, like r/memes in January 2019, as well as sites like 9GAG, me.me and Imgur.
The term was first defined on Urban Dictionary on June 29th, 2019.
“Meowdy” became a popular meme, appearing on posts as well as merchandize, including shirts, pins and stickers on Amazon and Etsy.