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😘 Face Throwing a Kiss emoji

[feys bloh-ingΒ uh kis ih-moh-jee]

What does 😘 mean?

Smooch! Mwah! The winky-kissy faceΒ throwing a kiss emoji, or kissing face,Β is mostly used to express romantic affection or appreciation for someone or something.

 

Related words

💖 - sparkling heart emoji , ♥️ - heart suit emoji , 💕 - two hearts emoji , 💓 - beating heart emoji, 😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes emoji, ❀️ Red Heart emoji, butterfly kisses, hugs and kisses, 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 - kiss: woman, woman emoji , 💋 - kiss mark emoji

Where does 😘 Face Throwing a Kiss emoji come from?

Approved in 2010 under Unicode 6.0, the face throwing a kiss emoji, as it’s officially called, is also commonly known as the face blowing a kiss, blowing a kiss, kiss wink face, kissing face, or justΒ kiss emoji.

Across platforms, the emoji is fairly uniform in appearance:Β a yellow smiley with one winking eye and puckered mouth with a heart coming out of it, symbolizing a kiss.

Since 2010, face blowing a kiss emoji has consistently been one of the most used emoji, often ranking just behind face with tears of joy, red heart, and heart eyes emoji, according to a 2016 study by the University of Michigan.

Examples of 😘 Face Throwing a Kiss emoji

Happy Birthday to us twin!!πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

@ayravillamin,Β May, 2018
It’s Friday!! Have a great weekend guys 😘😘😘    
@AmandaBlackSA, May, 2018
i hope you love me, as much as i love you ❀😘
@_TheRealMKG, December, 2017
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Who uses 😘 Face Throwing a Kiss emoji?

TheΒ face blowing a kiss emoji sees extensive use in text and instant messages to give a digital “kiss goodbye” or “kiss goodnight.”

The object of the emoji’s affection can be, as the above text-grab shows, loved ones, but also family, friends, pets, our favorite thingsβ€”even public figures. Remember that cheek kissing is a common greeting and parting in many cultures, especially in Europe, so the emoji isn’t just reserved for romantic love.

The emoji can be more flirtatious, playful, and complimentary, too, as if to say “You look gorgeous!”

Throwing a kiss, in real life and in emoji form, can also signal gratitude: “Thank you! Thank you!”

The emoji can also express enthusiastic appreciation, much like the “ItalianΒ chef kiss” trope indicating something is perfect. Indeed, users sometimes pairΒ face blowing a kiss emoji with the OK hand emoji toΒ imitate the gesture.

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