About This Word

πŸ‘¨- man emoji

or man emoji

[man ih-moh-jee]

What doesΒ πŸ‘¨Β mean?

The man emoji is basically just a generic adult man.Β It's sequenced with other emoji to show a variety of male identities, like the man farmer, and diverse families and relationships, such as two men kissing.

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See how it's used

Where does πŸ‘¨- man emoji come from?

The man emoji was approved in 2010 under Unicode 6.0 along with other people emoji such as theΒ girl,Β boy,Β baby, andΒ womanΒ emoji.

Apple and WhatsApp, for instance, display the man emoji with blonde hair and a mustache. Others platforms like Samsung and Facebook feature brown hair. Google's design notably lacks a mustache.

The default skin tone for the emoji is yellow, but users have the option to change skin tone ... except on older platforms that don't support those modifiers. Time for an upgrade.

The man emoji shouldn't be confused with the boy emoji πŸ‘¦, who lacks a mustache, or the old man emojiΒ πŸ‘΄, who lacks a full head of hair.

While theΒ manΒ emoji can be and is used on its own, platforms sequence it with many other emoji to produce a wide range of other male forms. The man emoji πŸ‘¨ plus the cooking emoji 🍳, for instance, yields the man cook emojiΒ πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³, which up-to-date operating systems transform into a single image, because technology.

These magic transformations also create diverse family configurations and relationships other than the traditional husband-wife partnership or father-mother parents. For instance, the family: man, man, girl, girl emoji, πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§, shows two daughters whose parents are two dads, sequenced with two girl emoji and two man emoji.

Who uses πŸ‘¨- man emoji ?

The man emoji can be used alone on social media and in text messages relating to things related to adult men, such as work or "acting like a man."

It often gets paired with various emoji to represent various male professionals, activities, or identities. The man emoji plus the ear of rice emoji 🌾 becomes the man farmer emoji.

The man emoji plus the artist palette emoji portrays the man artist emoji, as another example.

The man emoji figures into other man, child, and love emoji to represent male same-sex relationships and families.

When paired with a child-based emoji, the man emoji can mark content dealing with fatherhood more generally, especially on Father's Day.

For example

Happy Father's Day πŸ‘¨βœ¨

@stevehanash, June, 2017

1 month till graduationΒ πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

@RMineo_05,Β May, 2018

I'm so incredibly lucky to have such a close family like mine, wouldn't change it for the world, so grateful β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§

@Chelsea_Markham,Β June, 2017

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