or face throwing a kiss emoji or face blowing a kiss emoji or kissing face emoji or kiss emoji [feys bloh-ing uh kis ih-moh-jee]
What does 😘 mean?
Smooch! Mwah! The winky-kissy face throwing a kiss emoji, or kissing face, is mostly used to express romantic affection or appreciation for someone or something.
Happy Birthday to us twin!!😘💕
Where does come from?
Who uses ?
The 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 things—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.
Without a doubt the best thing of 2017 was to be next to this beautiful person, thanks for being part of my life. We will see that you have prepared us 2018 😍😘❤ pic.twitter.com/HuOxS9ZHcZ
— Brec Bassinger (@Brecbassiger) December 29, 2017
Chocolate lovers like…. 😍😘🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 pic.twitter.com/h4TOg54eOi
— ǸÏĸÏ†ħ@:🌹(ǸÏඋħu)🍁👩 (@CpUnnimol) May 15, 2018
The emoji can be more flirtatious, playful, and complimentary, too, as if to say “You look gorgeous!”
— Shrutizforever (@Shrutizforever) May 14, 2018
Throwing a kiss, in real life and in emoji form, can also signal gratitude: “Thank you! Thank you!”
Thanks for the kind words @danielleiat 😘
— Melissa Jeltsen (@quasimado) December 29, 2017
The emoji can also express enthusiastic appreciation, much like the “Italian chef kiss” trope indicating something is perfect. Indeed, users sometimes pair face blowing a kiss emoji with the OK hand emoji to imitate the gesture.
Her braid is *chef kiss* 😘👌
— 🦉✨lily ✨🦉 (@LilySketchPad) May 4, 2018
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