Emoji dictionary 👽 Alien emoji [ey-lee-uhn ih-moh-jee] Published February 28, 2018 What does 👽 Alien emoji mean? The alien emoji is used to suggest that something is out of this world, whether representing actual extraterrestrial life or, more often, describing weird, strange, or far-out behavior. Related words 🦄 Unicorn Face emoji, 🤓 Nerd Face emoji, 👍 Thumbs Up emoji, 🗿 Moai emoji, 🖖 Vulcan Salute emoji Where does 👽 Alien emoji come from? Examples of 👽 Alien emoji James Wiseman is from ANOTHER PLANET 👽 @BigTicket_JW @Overtime, January 2018 Use the Hashtag #HappyBirthdaySkrillex, let’s make it trend 👽 @SkrillexNike @theskrillexgang, January 2018 On Friday, Dec. 29, Kendall posted a sultry AF bathroom selfie (because seriously, who doesn't do that on a regular basis... am I right?). She added a short and simple caption, "loner life," with an alien emoji. Lizzy Rosenberg, Elite Daily, January 2018 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses 👽 Alien emoji? The use of alien emoji has become an informal way in digital communication to denote that something or someone is strange, unusual, or out of place. This can be positive in nature (e.g., seeming preternaturally talented), or can express feelings of social, well, alienation. The emoji has also been used in the ongoing debate over immigration in the United States. In many cases, it’s been used pejoratively as a way of expressing disdain for undocumented immigrants. Others have reclaimed the emoji, however, to identify themselves as an immigrant or to express support for causes like DACA. More literally, the alien emoji is often used to punctuate social-media posts concerning the search for extraterrestrial life, including popular fiction about them (e.g., The X-Files). Someone at the party asked “So are you guys big X-Files fans?” 👀 also we won #bestcouplescostume 👽✌️#crushedit pic.twitter.com/eIOvk10dzc — Sabina (@_sabina_grace_) October 21, 2018 Just Added bystander effect, CSI effect, Streisand effect, L + ratio, docufiction Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 👽 Alien emoji 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 👽 Alien emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.