Emoji dictionary or hugging face emoji or jazz hands emoji [huhg-ing feys ih-moh-jee] What does 🤗 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 come from? Examples of 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 ? 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 shelfie, ACAB, yeet, Karen, BIPOC 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.