Bones Day – Meaning, Origin and Usage

Are you looking forward to a good day where everything goes just the way you would like it to? Then you could use the term 'bones day' to let people know, or use the term 'no bones day' to indicate the exact opposite of this. The meaning and origin of the term 'bones day' is explained in the rest of this post.


The term 'bones day' is a quirky, popular internet-based reference to having a good or great day – or to say that someone is looking forward to a good day.

The term also has an opposite that is referred to as a 'no bones day' which means that the person is going to have an average, unimpressive or a bad day.

Both 'bones day' and 'no bones day' are used as references to what kind of day someone might have. The term can also be used in the past tense, to refer to the results of a day that has just passed) and whether someone might think they've had a good day or a bad one.

The term 'hot girl summer' has been used in similar ways to signify that someone is going to (or has had) a good time, though 'bones day' can be used in a much more general sense than this.

'Bones day' has no other alternate meanings, and it's considered a relatively new internet term that saw a start thanks to a TikTok user in the late 2020s.

Example Usage

“The moment I woke up and found out I might have won a hundred dollars in the local lottery, I knew it was going to be a bones day and I immediately bought a scratch card. It was worth fifty bucks too... Score!”

“If I turn on the car radio and something by Madonna or Cher is playing, then I just know it's going to be a bones day and I can happily do almost anything I want with great results. It's like veritaserum out of the Harry Potter books.”

“I'm telling you, pigeons are a weird omen and I've known it ever since I was three years old. If they show up, I just know it's going to be a bones day and I'm going to have a good one.”

“Okay, so you know that if your wife goes to the pub and comes back with flowers, it's going to be a bones day, but if she doesn't, you guess it's going to be a bad day? How does that work?”


The origin of the internet terms 'bones day' and 'no bones day' can be traced back to the social media platform TikTok, where the term was first used by the user Jonathan Graziano to refer to the kind of day his dog is going to have by how it stands up.

The term requires some explanation to make sense: this TikTok user has been posting videos of his pug Noodle, which either has a 'bones day' – a good one – or a 'no bones day', a bad day.

This is judged, in the video, by whether the dog Noodle decides to stand up or get back down in his bed.

The term achieved popularity in 2022, when the term was picked up by TikTok users and turned into a small phenomenon and a whole new world.

Since the term has been picked up by other users, it has since spread to other social media websites where the term can be a comment, a tag or part of a sentence to indicate emotion to other users.

Sometimes, people use 'bones day' and 'no bones day' to refer to the kind of days people are going to have, have had or might have later.

Phrases Similar to Bones Day

  • Hot Girl Summer

Phrases Opposite to Bones Day

  • No Bones Day

What is the Correct Saying?

  • Bones Day or No Bones Day
  • bones day or no bones day

Ways People May Say Bones Day Incorrectly

The term 'bones day' and 'no bones day' can only be used to refer to days (or several days) that people have had.

The term can be misunderstood if someone has no idea what the term refers to, or where it originates from.

Acceptable Ways to Phrase Bones Day

The correct way to use the terms 'bones day' and 'no bones day' is to reference the kind of day that someone has had (or is going to have).

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