🤮- face vomiting emoji

or face with open mouth vomiting emoji or vomiting face emoji

[feys with oh-puh n mouth

vom-it-ing ih-moh-jee]

What does 🤮 mean?

Ugh, nasty! That's the sentiment (and appearance) of the face with open mouth vomiting emoji, used to express literal and metaphorical disgust. 

Related words:

  • face vomiting emoji
  • puke
  • throwing up emoji
Examples of 🤮- face vomiting emoji

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Examples of 🤮- face vomiting emoji
The amount of money I’ve spent this weekend 🤮
@danielle_cq, May, 2018
A bug just flew up my nose & I swallowed it. 🤮 / How’s your day going?
@Venzi5Ventura, May, 2018
Can’t stand this rainbow unicorn food fab 🤮  reminds me of green ketchup and we all know that was a bad idea.
@lindypasiewicz, January, 2018
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Where does 🤮- face vomiting emoji come from?

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The English language has many ways to talk about vomiting: barf, hurl, puke, upchuck, ralph, pray to the porcelain god, to name a mere few. As of 2017 under Unicode 10.0, add to that list the face with open mouth vomiting emoji, as it’s officially called in the Unicode Standard. It popularly goes by the vomiting face emoji.

Across platforms, the emoji depicts a yellow smiley with squinting, crossed eyes spewing forth a bright green waterfall of vomit, sometimes with darker chunks. Google ups the sense of sickness by shading the poor smiley’s face blue. 

Before its debut, face with open mouth vomiting emoji was much requested and anticipated, with users sometimes settling for the less intense nauseated face 🤢 or confounded face 😖 emoji to convey various vomiting situations.

Note that on older devices that don’t support new emoji, the face with open mouth vomiting emoji will show as an empty box or question mark.

Who uses 🤮- face vomiting emoji ?

People often use the face vomiting emoji for any reason/situation they would throw up in real life.  This includes morning sickness, bad hangovers, food poisoning, or the flu.

The face vomiting emoji is often used as a reaction to something perceived as ugly, gross, or repulsive.   

Just as people metaphorically talk about something as “sickening” or “making us want to puke,” so, too, people use the face with open mouth vomiting emoji to dramatically characterize something as disgusting. This can range from bad behavior to lovey-dovey displays of affection to a situation that makes someone feel uncomfortable.  

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