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πŸ˜› Face with Tongue emoji

[feys with tuhng ih-moh-jee]

What doesΒ πŸ˜› Face with Tongue emoji mean?

The face with tongue emoji means a few different things. It’s playful, cheeky, sassy, and can imply a joke, or a bit of lasciviousness. It’s also often used with cute dog posts, though there is a dog face emoji with its tongue sticking out in the same fashion …

Related words

πŸ€‘ Money Mouth Face emoji, πŸ˜„ Smiling Face With Open Mouth and Smiling Eyes emoji, tongue twister, 😎 Face With Sunglasses emoji, ☺️ Smiling Face emoji, 😍 Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes emoji, πŸ˜„ Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes emoji

Where does πŸ˜› Face with Tongue emoji come from?


The face with tongue emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.1 in 2012 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Its original name was Face with Stuck-Out Tongue. The emoji is pretty goofy on all platforms, but we note that Microsoft and Google’s versions, seen here in a chart from Emojipedia, has a bit of a medical feel to it. “Say, AHHHH!”


Examples of πŸ˜› Face with Tongue emoji

@dafflopez happy birthday πŸ’–πŸ˜› piercing time !
@annekalo, August, 2018
correction: thick thighs are always a blessing πŸ˜›
@zach_romeyn, August, 2018
Idk what I did to deserve this but... I’m having a bomb hair week πŸ˜›
@Miaa_Chavez, August, 2018

Who uses πŸ˜› Face with Tongue emoji?

Not quite a raspberry (you know: “phhhhhhtttt!”), the tongue with face emoji evokes a silly mood, a way of saying, “I’m kind of embarrassed because that was a dumb thing to do, but I’ll own it!”

It’s also a way of saying, “I feel goofy,” and, at the other end of the spectrum, “I’m feeling a bit frisky!”

This emoji is a more innocent way of expressing a kind of playful sexiness, but it can also be used in a less savory, lascivious wayβ€”be careful!

And then, of course, there are the adorable dog pics. It’s probably the utter silliness of this emoji that makes it even more popular than the actual dog face emoji. This one evokes a bit more humor when paired with a photo of a sweet puppy face, accented with a protruding tongue.

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