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๐Ÿน - hamster face emoji

or hamster face emoji

[ham-ster feys ih-moh-jee]

What does ๐Ÿนย mean?

The hamster face emoji wriggles with cuteness. It expresses soft and cuddly feelings, especially toward small pet rodentsโ€”including, of course, hamsters. But, weirdly, it can also be directed toward people too.

Related words:

  • ๐Ÿป bear face emoji
  • ๐Ÿญย mouse face emoji
  • hamster emoji
  • guinea pig emoji

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Where does ๐Ÿน - hamster face emoji come from?

The hamster face emoji depicts the cartoon face of a hamster, a small rodent that is a popular children's pet known for its chubby body, tiny squeak, and insatiable appetite for empty toilet paper rolls.

The emoji debuted in 2010 under Unicode 6.0, right alongside other animal faces which include the rabbit face, bear face, and mouse face emoji.

Most platforms illustrate the hamster face with pink ears, several whiskers on both sides, and an orange fur pattern covering part of its face. Google and Microsoft include buck teethโ€”the signature of the rodent kind.

Who uses ๐Ÿน - hamster face emoji ?

The hamster face emoji is often used in reference to all small rodents kept as domestic pets, includingย mice, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, and even the occasional chinchilla.

The emoji is sometimes used when describing a person's looks, usually relating to someone's face being cute and chubby, resembling the likes of a chipmunk.

As the above tweet shows, the hamster face emoji is frequently paired with other furry-looking, I-want-to-squeeze-you emoji faces, like the bearย faceย emoji,ย ๐Ÿป.

Some users like to include the hamster face emoji as part of their social-media handles, suggesting a shy but sweet personality.

In the 2010s, KIA Motors ran a series of advertisements for its Soul model featuring anthropomorphic hamster gangstas, which has inspired some use of the hamster face emoji in reference to the ad campaign.

For example

Iโ€™m so cute ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒท๐Ÿน

@ashantai14, December, 2017

New fur baby, Tiny Rick ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ’•#rickAndMorty

@SianSimpsonxo, December, 2016

As we shift to an even colder weather pattern next week, please remember to protect your pets! Stay warm & safe ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿทย #ItsSoCold

@AntonioArellano, December, 2017

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