What Does 🔫 Pistol Emoji Mean?The pistol emoji on most platforms now depicts a toy or water gun, though for a while at least half of the designs depicted a more realistic-looking weapon.
Origin of water gun
First recorded in 1640–50
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British Dictionary definitions for water gun
another term (esp US) for water pistol
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