Emoji dictionary 8=D or penis emoticon [pee-nis ih-moh-ti-kon] December 5, 2018 What does 8=D mean? Don’t be tricked. 8=D is not a smiley: It’s an emoticon depiction of a penis. Related words 🍆 Eggplant emoji, wiener, 🌭 Hot Dog emoji, 🍌 Banana emoji, chode, <3, Lenny Face, disco stick, dick pic, dick print Where does 8=D come from? Quickmeme 8=D is a penis made with typographical symbols, the emoji precursors known as emoticons. These date back to the 1980s, often credited to a Carnegie Mellon professor, Dr. Scott Fahlman, who proposed in 1982 the classic smiley :-) to indicate something content was joking in a digital message and :-( when it wasn’t. Exactly when 8=D, um, arises, isn’t exactly clear, but it appeared on an adult Usenet group as early as 2000 to advertise porn websites and phone sex hotlines. The number 8 is intended to represent testicles, the equals sign (=) the shaft, and the letter D the tip of a penis. The symbol spread on early chat programs like AOL Instant Messenger in the 1990s. Variants include 8=> or 3=D. While emoji largely usurped emoticons by the 2010s, there has never been an official Unicode representation of a penis. Users are resourceful, however, and so many took to the eggplant emoji (🍆), among other phallic emoji foods like banana (🍌) and hot dog (🌭) , to continue the legacy of 8=D. Examples of 8=D i like penis 8==D @CassieDemola, March 2018 8===D~~ Nailing your Fart Box is what we do best jubbaw...@hotmail.com, alt.sex.anal (Usenet), November 2004 The most sophisticated humour ever is when they have [8==D] as their clan tag. That's worthy of the New Yorker there. Peregrin921 (user), GameFAQs, August 2010 Funny SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses 8=D? 8=D stills sees occasional use online and in text messages as a stand in for “penis,” often for humorous, sexual, or even just downright random ends. Girls who mention "he has a small dick" while her and her bf broken up, but u see they back together..😂 Sis, either u lyin or u like it 8=D — TAINAHRAE (@tainahras) August 21, 2018 Occasionally, additional equals signs are used to lengthen the intended penis, e.g., 8====D. Some even add others symbols, like the tilde, after the D to represent ejaculation, e.g., 8===D~~~. Are they soft enough for Simons 8===D — ☃️ lickle elbow ⛄❄️ (@LickleElbow) August 27, 2018 Some old-school internet users and anti-emoji hipsters may or reference 8=D for nostalgic effect. No one hates the eggplant emoji more than this guy: 8===D . — Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) November 3, 2016 Just Added Older Americans Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Saluting Face emoji Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 8=D like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 8=D that will help our users expand their word mastery.