Emoji dictionary or grimacing face emoji [grim-uh s-ing feys ih-moh-jee] What does 😬 mean? We're gonna be honest with you: Even the dictionary can have a hard time putting things into words 😬. Like with this guy, grimacing face emoji, whose tone is just all over the place. It usually conveys mild discomfort and disapproval, often for humorous effect. Related words: 🤣 rolling on the floor laughing emoji 🙃 upside-down face emoji ☺ white smiling face emoji 🙄 face with rolling eyes emoji 😒 unamused emoji Where does come from? Examples of Terrified but also super excited to be back at UW 👐🏻 😬 @alli_vandenberg, May, 2018 Kinda worried next time I go to Cali I might not leave until winter is over 😬 @KelaniNichole, December, 2016 Ya girl enlisted in the United States Army today!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Ship date January 15th! Can’t wait to start a new chapter in my life. 😬 @vero_4713, December, 2017 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses ? Let’s drill down on some more of the senses of grimacing face emoji. It can be used to show displeasure or dissatisfaction, as if acknowledging a hard truth or experiencing something cringeworthy. To many fake friends😬 — BRYCE KISSINGER (@KissingerBryce) December 29, 2016 I need to make some serious changes next year😬 — danielle (@daniiellexx) December 29, 2016 I can hide my love for someone for years but hiding my hate…….😬 — ana❁ (@AnaMarkovic_) December 29, 2016 It can express awkwardness. That awkward moment when someone says they miss you but you don’t necessarily miss them back 😬…. — Ash 💕 (@GxldASHes) May 22, 2018 Or a knowing “oops” or sarcastic “Did I do that?” My mom still doesn’t know I have a cat.. 😬 — Big Ben (@LondonLooHoo) December 29, 2016 “watch it sassy or the car door won’t be the only thing hitting you” hahahahahah oops 😅😬😂 — bailey buffington (@baileyshea_20) December 29, 2016 All joking aside, the grimacing face emoji can also portray excited nerves, nagging worries, or mild fears. This next year is going to be the biggest and most impacting year in my life so far and I’m soooo nervous and excited 😬😊 — Leonie Barber (@barber_leonie) December 29, 2017 And occasionally, the grimacing face emoji is meant to show excitement, happiness, or laughter, often with a hint of “I know I shouldn’t be laughing at this this.” Let’s fr do it! It’s not a joke! — Katie Anne💋 (@katie_a_huck) May 22, 2018 Just Added 4th of July, boogaloo, shelfie, ACAB, yeet 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.