- (sometimes initial capital letter) Digital Technology. a small digital picture or pictorial symbol that represents a thing, feeling, concept, etc., used in text messages and other electronic communications and usually part of a standardized set: She texted me an emoji of “money with wings,” which may mean she’s out shopping.
Origin of emoji
1990–95; < Japanese: literally, ‘picture letter’ (or ‘picture character’)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for emoji
As to whether or not Udall himself uses Emoji, Harris said that he does not.Mark Udall Makes Senate History With an Emoji
March 20, 2014