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πŸ’£ Bomb emoji

[bom ih-moh-jee]

What does πŸ’£ Bomb emoji mean?

It’s about to go off! The bomb emoji,Β πŸ’£, is used to emphasize that something is mind-blowing or amazing (i.e., explosive) or the slang bomb, especially for things like parties or lookin’ good.

It’s also used for news that may be shocking or clinching (i.e., a bombshell or boom, there is it). Occasionally, it’s used for actual explosives.

Related words

Jager bomb, French military victories, mind blown, tactical shit

Where does πŸ’£ Bomb emoji come from?


The bomb emoji was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. Across platforms, it displays as a cartoon-styled, black sphere with a lit fuse, as if ready to go off.

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After Apple changed its pistol emoji, πŸ”«, to a water gun in 2016, with other major vendors following suit, a meme arose of theΒ bombΒ emoji joking that it was being replaced with a water balloon.


Examples of πŸ’£ Bomb emoji

I forgot my Mac could do this! All set to chat while streaming/mixing liveΒ πŸ‘Β πŸ™ŒπŸ’£πŸ’₯
@snowdusk_, November, 2017
someone: breathes within 20 feet of bts y’all: GET EM OUTTA THERE!!! βŒπŸ’£πŸ”ͺπŸ˜‘βŒπŸ’£πŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ˜‘πŸ’£πŸ”ͺ❌πŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺπŸ’£πŸ”ͺπŸ˜‘βŒπŸ’£πŸ”ͺπŸ’£πŸ”ͺ
@haoist, November, 2017
Amazing women in games journalism: @sweetpotatoes @SpaceDoctorPhD @MolotovCupcake They’re theΒ  πŸ’£, and make my days at @DotEsports so much more enjoyable πŸ’ƒπŸ½
@SairaMueller, November, 2017

Who uses πŸ’£ Bomb emoji?

The bomb emoji can be used like the slang sayingΒ it’s the bomb, or “excellent” or “impressive.”Β That music festival your friend invited you to? It’s going to beΒ πŸ’£. Feeling like you look like a million bucks? You’re lookingΒ πŸ’£.

Finally got some exciting or affirming news? Boom!, you might say … or use the bomb emoji. Scandalous or major news is also described as a bombshell, lending itself well to the bomb emoji.

Explosive plays or wins in sports may also take to the bomb emoji, as may actual bomb squads.

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