or face with tongue emoji or face with stuck-out tongue emoji [feys with tuhng ih-moh-jee]
What does 😛 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 ...
Where does 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!”
Who uses ?
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 way—be careful!
I decided to have some fun last night. 😛 pic.twitter.com/qw9OsADMKK
— Kirin Arnold (@Kirin_Arnold) August 29, 2018
20 years old baybay 😛😛 pic.twitter.com/3heDBrYQ0L
— bbygrl🇸🇻 (@OLovelyJackie) August 29, 2018
@TiniStoessel look at this! 😛 I has learnt dance to Quiero Volver and I'm in love with this song 🥰 I'm so proud of you and I love all of things what you do 💞 Kisses from Poland 😘 pic.twitter.com/1HfdMeqkXm
— PRINCESA 👑 (@poloniatinismo) August 29, 2018
Champ & jaddu during practice session today 😂😂😛😂🙈
What are they doing!?!?! I cn't stop laughing 😆😂😂
Also champ is looking so cutee 😍❤ pic.twitter.com/6XqQQzVmHY
— S🍓 (@ViratAnushka15) August 29, 2018
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.
This is not meant to be a formal definition of like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of that will help our users expand their word mastery.