noun, plural e·mo·ji, e·mo·jis.

(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.

Compare emoticon.

Origin of emoji

1990–95; < Japanese: literally, ‘picture letter’ (or ‘picture character’)
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