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๐Ÿพ - paw prints emoji

or paw prints emoji

[paw prints ih-moh-jee]

What doesย ๐Ÿพย mean?

The paw prints emoji expresses affection or communicates information about our pet dogs and cats, and sometimes other critters. Its sees special use for sports teams with dog- or cat-related mascots, too.

Related words:

  • cat paw prints emoji
  • dog paw prints emoji
  • kitten paw prints emoji
  • puppy paw prints emoji
  • ๐Ÿ‘ฃ footprints emoji

See how it's used

Where does ๐Ÿพ - paw prints emoji come from?

Depicting two five-padded dog or cat footprints, the paw prints emoji was approved in 2010 under Unicode 6.0.

On many platforms, the paw prints are dark gray or brown, but some, such as Google and Facebook, color them red, as if "after wandering through paint," as Emojipedia puts it.


The emoji spikes in usage on social media on pet-themed days, such as National Pet Day or National Puppy Day because who isn't celebrating that holiday?

Who uses ๐Ÿพ - paw prints emoji ?

While the emoji shows paw prints, the paw prints emoji usually marks content dealing with our pet dogs and cats in general, whether affectionate or informative.

The emoji extends to other cute critters as well, especially those mischievous raccoons.

Of course, the emoji is still literally used for when pets make prints on the ground.

Or their paws, er, cosplay paws.

Or ... when they have gotten all muddy.

Pet paw prints are so associated with mud that people associate the paw prints emoji with dirt in general.

And, sports teams with dog or cat-themed mascots also like to use the paw prints emoji to express team spirit and pride. Plus, the paw prints emoji is occasionally used to express athletic footwork, like dribbling in soccer.

For example

Raising an ear to the weekend ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿธ#staffie

@Archiethestaffyย May, 2018

Iโ€™m sorry but your life truly stinks if you donโ€™t like Pitbulls. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค

@abstickley, May, 2018

Your Wolfpack boys win the final in Golden Goal Overtime! 1-0 Goal by: Kevyn Lopez (1)โšฝ๐Ÿพ

@_CHSsoccerย December, 2017

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