Emoji dictionary or fire emoji or flame emoji or hot emoji or lit emoji [fahy-uhr ih-moh-jee] What does mean? The fire emoji is a flame that is mostly yellow with a little red on the top. It is used to signify that something is cool, awesome, exciting, or more colloquially, “on fire.” It can also convey that someone is sexy, (i.e., hot), or refer to other various metaphorical fires. What's hot Karen simp stonks OK boomer Related words , it's lit, , Drop it like it’s hot, hot girl summer Where does come from? The fire emoji is also called the flame, hot, or lit emoji. It is commonly used to praise someone or something, signifying that a person, object, album, movie, or so on, is “lit,” a slang term to describe something that is exceptionally cool or great. As lit is also slang for “intoxicated,” the fire emoji doubles as a way to say someone is very high or wasted. The term fire has been used as slang for high-quality weed in hip-hop since the early 1990s, and so sometimes the fire emoji is used to reference marijuana. I rarely use the fire emoji but this Sally Jenkins column about Serena and Osaka is 🔥🔥🔥.https://t.co/W4Yg3TSa6I — Lon Chaney Jr. (@chaneyj) September 9, 2018 Due to its prominence, the American Dialect Society chose dumpster fire, a disastrous situation, as its 2016 Word of the Year, often represented as ️ on social media (a wastebasket plus fire emoji). Fire emoji was included as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Examples of This Mercedes C63 AMG is lit @NeckBreakrz, March, 2017 That hair ✅ Those glasses ✔✔ Sexy beard ✅✔✅ This is why he's hot. @onepurplediva, March, 2017 Recently, Sophie posted an Instagram from the 2017 BAFTA Awards red carpet. Joe saw the post, and in an act that either proves he is a supportive boyfriend or a regular person like you and me (or both!), he commented on it. The comment? '.' Yup, a fire emoji. Sophie Hirsh, “Joe Jonas's Comment on Sophie Turner's Instagram Is Literal Fire,” Teen Vogue, February, 2017 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Popular now Karen simp stonks OK boomer Who uses ? The fire emoji can also evoke the idiom, “to be on fire,” with the emoji symbolizing that a person is doing something extremely well, like playing guitar. Additionally, the fire emoji is a way to express that a person is very attractive, (e.g., “Girl looks ”). This use is a play on the slang term hot, meaning “sexy” or “really good looking,” and is applied to everyone from one’s boyfriend or girlfriend to celebrities. .@BTS_twt slay America’s Got Talent with IDOL performance 🔥🔥🔥 #BTSonAGT https://t.co/J0pDxcD2Bu — Metro (@MetroUK) September 13, 2018 When paired with other emoji, though, the fire emoji can take on more negative meanings that draw on the literal sense of fire. For example, if a person messages ➡️ , they might be saying “Go die in a fire” to someone they’re very mad at. Sometimes, the fire emoji signifies a flamewar, which is a heated fight between two people online. On the messaging app Snapchat, the fire emoji is used as a special reward. Here, the fire emoji indicates when someone has a “Snapstreak” with another user, which means that they have “snapped” (sent pictures or videos) back and forth for at least three consecutive days, as if their friendship is on fire. Just Added OK wallet, FYP, infodemic, contact tracing, murder hornet Note 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.