About This Word

🥞 - pancakes emoji

or pancakes emoji

[pan-keyks ih-moh-jee]

What does 🥞 mean?

How do you like your pancakes emoji, served with blueberries or bloody marys?

This emoji is used content dealing with the food and brunch more generally. However, it's also especially associated with Christian observance of Shrove Tuesday.

Related words:

  • coffee emoji
  • 🍳 cooking emoji
  • crêpes
  • hot cakes
  • brunch

See how it's used

Where does 🥞 - pancakes emoji come from?

The pancakes emoji came out in 2016 under Unicode 9.0 alongside other new food emoji you might find around the breakfast table, including the baconegg, and glass of milk emoji.

It depicts a stack of golden brown, American-style pancakes drizzled with syrup and topped with butter, sometimes plated up. Drooling yet?

The pancakes emoji spikes in usage on weekend and holiday mornings but also on Shrove Tuesday in the British Commonwealth and Ireland, their name for the day before Ash Wednesday, or start of the Christian season of Lent.

In these countries, rich and indulgent pancakes—which are more like crepes to Americans—are enjoyed before entering into the solemn, fasting season of Lent, just as elsewhere in the world people are gorging and partying for Mardi Gras. Thanks to the custom, Shrove Tuesday is also called Pancake Day.

Who uses 🥞 - pancakes emoji ?

Outside Shrove Tuesday, the pancakes emoji is used in text messages and on social media when referring to various types of breakfast pancakes, whether going out to a restaurant to eat them or trying a recipe at home.

It can also be used when referring to eating a hearty breakfast or brunch, often times paired with other food or drink emojis to illustrate the pure joy of eating.

Since they are often considered a special treat, the pancakes emoji is sometimes coupled with emoji faces to illustrate guilt or hashtag Instagram food porn.

Various organizations hold Pancake Breakfasts to raise money for their cause, and the pancakes emoji is ready to promote them.

And of course, the pancakes emoji calls up singer Jack Johnson's 2005 sugary hit "Banana Pancakes."

For example

Starting my birthday with a swim in the pacific followed by all of the pancakes 🥞

@pvhsSTUCO16, May, 2018

LAST BREAKFAST OF THE YEAR!!!!!! 🥞 tomorrow morning at 7! don’t miss it! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

@katetumelty, December, 2017

Here’s a thought: What if every restaurant that made money off a Mother’s Day brunch today used the proceeds to install a changing table in the men’s room? 🥞 💰👶💩

@BethNovey, May, 2018

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