Emoji dictionary

🧑 Adult emoji

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What does 🧑 Adult emoji mean?

The adult emoji depicts—or at least tries to—the head of an adult grown-up.

Thanks to its short, boyish-looking hair on most platforms, people often use the emoji to stand for a generic male person, friend, or family member.

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Where does 🧑 Adult emoji come from?

Examples of 🧑 Adult emoji

💯%, keep up the good work! 🧒👦🧑👧👨🧓👴🍺☕👌👍

@garyfleming7, May, 2018
🧑Will the liberal sexism against Hillary Clinton ever stop?🧑
@aroseblush, December, 2017
I use to look that good! 30 years ago! 🇺🇸 Nothing wrong with beautiful patriot ladies! I like to think I still am! 🧑🙏🇺🇸🦅
@Monivader, December, 2017

Who uses 🧑 Adult emoji?

The adult emoji is used in text messages and social media to represent male or female adults or people in general, especially when people feel they’re adulting and have finally aged into adulthood:

But ultimately, the adult emoji’s intent of being gender neutral backfires. Since it still looks any old Joe Shmo out there, the emoji is often used to symbolize an adult male, often paired with another person emoji, such as a female or child.

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