biu is a fun onomatopoeia for the sounds guns and other shooting devices make.

This image is all over the net as the supposed character for biu

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Is this correct?

I can't find much info on a ⿰口⿱比由 character.

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    I don't have evidence, but I want to believe that this is an artificial character created from the 反切 process. 比bi3 由you2 sounds very much like biu1 (I use biu1 but the picture suggests biu4) and 口 suggests an onomatopoeia. – Frenzy Li Jun 12 '18 at 4:47
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    I suppose you've already looked at this, this, or this? – dROOOze Jun 12 '18 at 5:00
  • It's a fake, like that "biang" character, but less impossible phonologically in Mandarin/pinyin. – Vitaly Osipov Jun 13 '18 at 2:58

Simple answer: No.
I know that such onomatopoeia is quite funny and useful, unfortunately they are quite recent that Chinese is too slow to generate a proper character for it.
The picture you showed is just a fake character that doesn't even exist.
So how do we express it?
Simple: Pinyin.
Another example: Duang.


There is no biu in Chinese characters

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