Where does come from?
The banknote with dollar sign emoji was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. While officially called banknote with dollar sign by the Unicode Standard, the emoji popularly goes by dollar banknote(s) or just dollar emoji.
Most platforms depict a bundle of cash in various shades of green. Apple’s shows a bound stack of $1 notes while WhatsApp’s looks like $10 notes. Other platforms like Google or Samsung display a generic dollar sign, $.
Given the global strength and power of the US dollar, the banknote with dollar sign emoji is popular around the world, even in countries that use different currencies.
Who uses ?
In texts and on social media, it’s common to see the banknote with dollar sign emoji used in place of the word money or dollar or other money slang terms, including cash or dough.
💵 never 😴 neither do 👁
— Coach Rock (@RockUllah) February 27, 2017
I’d be filthy rich and could buy the internet!
— 📸🎥Eric Seals (@ericseals) May 24, 2018
The banknote with dollar sign emoji is also used for a wide range of monetary concepts, like earning, saving, investing, or financing.
Wilsonville Market day is a great way to show students that hard work pays off…earning, saving, and spending-a few life lesson learned through this process. 💰💵💲 pic.twitter.com/kwo1W30XNE
— Wilson Elementary (@warriors112) May 26, 2018
Use your 20’s to invest in yourself. 💵💰🔒 pic.twitter.com/f1GRbzEmIK
— Cℓaris | #BTOB #This_Is_US 💙 (@meloaeriverse) May 25, 2018
As stacks and wads of cash have also been associated with conspicuous wealth, the banknote with dollar sign emoji gets used to convey luxury and material success, too.
Luxury life 💵 pic.twitter.com/hTHEjVbtNB
— Wealth 💵 (@purewealthy) May 27, 2018
Um, you think she’s a little happy?! 😄😂 Daaamn, Ginga’s a baller now!! Looka dem dolla bills 💵💵😳“I AM RICH!” Boom PS…for safety reasons the cash is already in the BANK!!!!@GrammaGinga #happy99BirthdayGinga ! pic.twitter.com/UGGCTsvdaj
— Gramma & Ginga (@GrammaGinga) February 4, 2018