About This Word

👌 - ok-hand

or OK hand or OK emoji

What does  mean?

The OK hand emoji has a range of meanings: It can stand in for the word OK or the OK hand gesture, communicate strong approval, mark sarcasm, or combine with other emoji to represent sex.

Who uses 👌 - ok-hand?

The OK hand emoji is also referred to as the A-OK, OK, or OK hand sign emoji.

Like the word OK, the OK hand emoji can convey simple agreement, understanding, or satisfaction. If someone texts a friend asking if they want to meet up, the friend might reply with the OK hand emoji as if to say “OK,” “Sure,” or “Sounds good.” In these contexts, the OK hand emoji can stand in for the word OK or related terms, e.g., “It’s all  - OK hand emoji.”

The OK hand emoji, however, is often used to express that something is perfect, excellent, just right, choice, or on point. For example: “The game starts in two minutes. Got a burger in one hand and a beer in the other.  - OK hand emoji” or “Half-empty flights:  - OK hand emoji - OK hand emoji - OK hand emoji.” The emoji can also mark sarcasm, like an ironic “Good job” or “Way to go.” For instance: “Just spent all night writing a term paper. Forget to hit save.  - OK hand emoji - OK hand emoji.” As with other emoji, strings of OK hands can intensify or emphasize the sentiment.

The OK hand emoji can also be combined with other emoji to communicate sexual meanings. Preceded by backhand index point right emoji, the OK hand emoji can suggest sexual intercourse:  - backhand index pointing right emoji - OK hand emoji.

In May 2017, the American Defamation League debunked a hoax started on the message board 4chan that the OK hand gesture was a hate symbol used by white supremacists. The hoax has persisted, however, and some members of the alt-right use the OK hand emoji as a signal their racist ideology.

The OK hand gesture doesn’t have a universal meaning. In Brazil, Greece, Spain, and some Middle Eastern countries, the OK gesture can be seen as obscene. In France, the gesture can mean “worthless.” Those in the many cultures where the OK hand gesture is positive should be mindful of using the OK hand emoji in cross-cultural contexts.

For example

Fate of the Furious is   - OK hand emoji  - OK hand emoji. every sequel just keeps getting better and better.

Janine Mari Tugonon @janine_tugonon Twitter (May 3, 2017)

“Two years and you couldn't even have the decency to acknowledge me. That's real nice.   - OK hand emoji

Devastation✨ @Lost_Confused_ Twitter (April 9, 2015)

“found a sketchy pdf of the previous edition of my anatomy textbook online   - OK hand emoji  - OK hand emoji  - OK hand emoji

sapphicscience Tumblr (August 29, 2015)

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