Last modified on 10 December 2014, at 18:12




high +‎ -bie


highbie (plural highbies)

  1. (gaming) A high-level character in an MMORPG.
    • 1998 9 June, Arlie Stephens, “Re: Botting and Autoplaying”,, Usenet:
      [] and since everyone knows what they did, the players give them all the respect *they* believe a 'botter deserves. (I.e. they aren't a "real" highbie in the eyes of their peers.)
    • 2001 5 September, Silverlock [username], “Re: Why trivial loot code sucks mister Harmon.”,, Usenet:
      A lowbie always has access to highbie stuff simply by leveling up, but highbies are purposely restricted from this content.
    • 2011, Lauren McLaughlin, Scored, Random House Children's Books (2011), ISBN 9780375968204, page 3:
      The score was "the great equalizer," and Imani knew that as a "highbie" she was poised to benefit at the highest level.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.