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๐Ÿฉ Doughnut emoji

or Donut emoji [ doh-nuht ih-moh-jee ]

What does ๐Ÿฉ Doughnut emoji mean?

The Doughnut emoji ๐Ÿฉ depicts a doughnut, a commonly eaten baked good. It is commonly used to represent real and metaphorical doughnuts, breakfast, bakeries and baked foods, snacks, coffee breaks, The Simpsons, and negative stereotypes of police officers. You are especially likely to see the Doughnut emoji used on June 4, which is National Doughnut Day.

Donut is a commonly used alternate spelling of the word doughnut, especially in the United States. So, Donut emoji ๐Ÿฉ is a popular name variant of the Doughnut emoji ๐Ÿฉ.

Any way you bite into it, doughnuts are fried, sugary deliciousness. But what do nuts have to do with it? Dunk into the facts about the word doughnut here.

Related words

๐ŸŒญ Hot Dog emoji, ๐Ÿฅž Pancakes emoji, ๐ŸŽ‚ Birthday Cake emoji, ๐Ÿ• Slice of Pizza emoji, ๐Ÿฌ Candy emoji

Where does ๐Ÿฉ Doughnut emoji come from?

The Doughnut emoji ๐Ÿฉ, also popularly called Donut emoji ๐Ÿฉ, was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles a brown doughnut with chocolate icing and multicolored sprinkles. On WhatsApp, the doughnut instead has strawberry icing. Depending on the platform, the doughnut may appear realistic or may be stylized.

Doughnuts are a popular food often eaten as a snack or during breakfast with coffee. For this reason, the Doughnut emoji ๐Ÿฉ can represent doughnuts and other junk foods or baked goods. If it is used to refer to breakfast, and it is often accompanied by other breakfast-themed emoji such as the Hot Beverage emoji โ˜• (to represent coffee) or the Bagel emoji ๐Ÿฅฏ. If it is used to refer to junk food, it is often accompanied by the many other emoji used to refer to snacks and unhealthy foods, such as the Hamburger emoji ๐Ÿ” or the Slice of Pizza emoji ๐Ÿ•. It is also used to refer to popular food chains and brands that make doughnuts, such as Dunkinโ€™ Donuts and Krispy Kreme.

In popular culture, members of the police are often depicted eating doughnuts, which is portrayed as their favorite food. This is especially the case when the portrayal is in a humorous or negative context. Because of this stereotype, the Doughnut emoji ๐Ÿฉ can be seen alongside criticism or other negative opinions of police officers.

Doughnuts are also the favorite food of Homer Simpson, a main character of the popular cartoon show The Simpsons. The Doughnut emoji ๐Ÿฉ is often used to reference The Simpsons or to quote Homer Simpson, especially his iconic โ€œDโ€™oh!โ€

Rarely, the Doughnut emoji ๐Ÿฉ can also have explicit sexual connotations, so you may want to double check your DM to make sure you arenโ€™t accidentally implying a double entendre.

Examples of ๐Ÿฉ Doughnut emoji

Helloooo #NewYork๐Ÿ—ฝWhat coffee & donut shops do yโ€™all recommend in the city? ๐Ÿฉโ˜•
@ReeseW, October 28, 2019
OOOHH! It #NationalDonutDay?!?!?! Me love circular desserts of all kinds, so dat make today A GREAT DAY! ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿช
@MeCookieMonster, June 3, 2016

Who uses ๐Ÿฉ Doughnut emoji?

The Doughnut emoji ๐Ÿฉ is used to refer to doughnuts, both real and metaphorical.

The Doughnut emoji ๐Ÿฉ is also used more generally to refer to junk food.

It’s also important to note that the Doughnut emoji ๐Ÿฉย  is sometimes used to refer to (negative) stereotypes of the police.

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