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๐Ÿ‘ฟย - angry face with horns emoji

or angry face with horns emoji or devil horns emoji or imp emoji [ang-gree feys with hawrns ih-moh-jee]

What doesย ๐Ÿ‘ฟย mean?

Not exactly intimidating, the angry face with horns emoji implies an angry frustration or a reaction to an event, person, or news that is irritating, upsetting, or annoying.

Not really used to convey true malevolence or threat, this character can be a bit devilish and mischievous; it even implies a pouting mood, signaling a bit of toddler mayhem ahead. Actually, that is terrifying!

Related words

dance with the devil, ๐Ÿ‘€ Eyes emoji, 💣 - bomb emoji , ๐Ÿ”ฅ - fire emoji, ๐Ÿ–ค Black Heart emoji

Where does ๐Ÿ‘ฟย - angry face with horns emoji come from?


The angry face with horns emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the original name โ€œImp,โ€ and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

This emoji is part of the “monster” set of emoji, which includes a ghost, alien, skull, Japanese ogre, and goblin. Its counterpart is the smiling face with horns emoji, which is also purple on iOS, orange on Android, and red on the Windows platform, as shown on the graphic from Emojipedia below.

We think the HTC version shown here accurately reflects the terrifying toddler vibe though.


Examples of ๐Ÿ‘ฟย - angry face with horns emoji

Stuck somewhere between wanna cry my eyes out to ima stab a mf. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Mother Nature will do that to ya. ๐Ÿคง๐Ÿ‘ฟ
@CardiLaa_, August, 2018
@ Itโ€™s go time ๐Ÿ‘ฟ #beatUC
Calil_3, August, 2018
The Devil ๐Ÿ‘ฟ Saw me with my head Down and thought he had Won Until I said AMEN! ๐Ÿ™
@boluwati_want, August, 2018

Who uses ๐Ÿ‘ฟย - angry face with horns emoji ?

Used mostly to express extreme unhappiness or disappointment, the angry face with horns emoji gets the point across pretty quickly.

It’s used in posts about everything from sporting events to one’s love life and is also used to express friskiness and flirtation, scary moods, frustration, and a (friendly) sense of menace.

Sometimes, it’s used just to set a dark mood. Halloween offers a lot of opportunity for the devilish emoji!

It’s also used to express a naughty mood. Or maybe just a purple one!


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Offset with hearts, this emoji easily loses what little sense of terror it tries to convey:

But, if used in the right context, the purple emoji does manage to express just a tiny bit of terror:

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