Meowdy

Meaning

What does Meowdy mean?

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.

Felines are the number one meme species online, surpassing the popularity of Doge, with memes such as Ceiling Cat, Cursed Cat, Crying Cat, and CoolCat.

Memers know best that if there is nothing else to joke about, A Cat is Fine Too.

Meowdy

Origin

What's the origin of Meowdy?

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”.

Spread & Usage

How did Meowdy spread?

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.

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