Emoji dictionary 🤗 Hugging Face emoji [huhg-ing feys ih-moh-jee] Published June 11, 2018 What does does Hugging Face emoji 🤗 mean? Bring it in, there, buddy. The hugging face emoji is meant to depict a smiley offering a hug. But, it’s often just used to show excitement, express affection and gratitude, offer comfort and consolation, or signal a rebuff. This range of meaning is thanks to the ambiguous—and very grope-y—appearance of its hands. Related words: 😘 face throwing a kiss emoji ❤ red heart emoji 💕 two hearts emoji ☺ white smiling face emoji hugs and kisses Where does 🤗 Hugging Face emoji come from? The hugging face emoji was approved in 2015 under Unicode 8.0. It came out alongside other popular smileys, include upside-down face 🙃 and face with rolling eyes 🙄. Across platforms, the emoji is fairly uniform, showing a smiling face with smiling eyes and hands meant to represent giving a hug. On Apple and Microsoft, for instance, the hands are outstretched, as if reaching out for the hug. On Google and EmojiOne, the hands face inward, as if already in the act of the embrace. Thanks to the appearance of its hands, the emoji is sometimes referred to as the jazz hands emoji, which tech entrepreneur Elon Musk notably called it in 2018 after his iPhone suggested the emoji when he typed “jazz hands.” I just realized there is a jazz hands emoji 🤗 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 7, 2018 And, it’s those very hands that have unnerved many emoji users since its 2015 debut, finding the hugging face emoji not comforting—but creepy. This is one creepy hug emoji fck 🤗 — Nav (@_nveen) October 25, 2015 Examples of 🤗 Hugging Face emoji He’s the best daddy by far 💕🤗 @welshans_debra, June, 2018 Can't wait to see this guy tomorrow!! 🤗 @heyFrankRocks @webbanumba2, December, 2016 So happy my boss gave me the entire weekend off 🤗 @andressss_g, December, 2016 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses 🤗 Hugging Face emoji? In musical theater and dance, jazz hands are a kind of song-ending flourish of the hands, shaken with palms out and fingers outstretched. Because some think the hands of the hugging face emoji resemble that dance move, they use the emoji to express excitement, such as upon a big reveal or ta-da moment. I just made lil baby lemon cakes with a sugary lemon zest purée 🤗 pic.twitter.com/4ipUmGBRIR — Lili K (@LiliKjazz) December 29, 2016 So ready for the new gym to open in Bennettsville 🤗 — Cindy Quick (@cindy_quick_) December 29, 2016 The broad smile and open arms of the hugging face emoji also lend it to expressions of love, joy, gratitude, appreciation, or feeling blessed. Just do ya own thing and don’t rely on anyone 🤗 — Douglas Skipper (@dskipper64) December 29, 2016 Congrats @hannahhleigh14 and my niece @AaaudreyCaves18 I’m proud of you two love ya both 🤗💍 pic.twitter.com/V9SLemoUoJ — Korbin Caves (@korbincaves) December 29, 2016 Spreading nothing but positivity and love from now on 🤗 — Amahri (@uhmeri) December 29, 2016 Others see a kind of nonchalant dismissal in the emoji’s gesture, a sort of friendly-faced don’t-let-the-door-hit-you-on-the-way-out. And so, the hugging face emoji can also signify a rebuff from someone who is not going to put up with your drama. Don’t give me attitude for no reason unless you want it in return 🤗 — tori amerson (@tori_amerson) December 29, 2016 If you take ages to reply just don’t talk to me 🤗 — Iram (@IramZaman_) December 29, 2016 True to its name, finally, the hugging face emoji does see some use in showing comfort and support, giving a digital hug. I’m so sorry, Farrah. Losing a special loved one isn’t really something we get over. Some days the memories make us smile, other days it’s painful. I’m keeping you in my prayers & sending hugs your way! 🤗 — Priscilla Oliveras (@PrisOliveras) June 7, 2018 Just Added pushing P, Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, trigger law, bystander effect, CSI effect Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 🤗 Hugging Face emoji 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 🤗 Hugging Face emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.