Emoji dictionary or jack-o-lantern emoji or pumpkin emoji [jak-uh-lan-tern ih-moh-jee] What does 🎃 mean? Autumn leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, decorative gourds, king-sized candy bars, scary movies—the jack-o-lantern emoji, 🎃, means all things autumn and Halloween. Sometimes the emoji is used to express "spooky" in general, regardless of the time of year, and can stand in for pumpkins as food or terms of endearment. What's hot cancel culture simp Karen Coomer Related words , dance with the devil, , , PSL, Where does come from? EmojiTerra The jack-o-lantern emoji first carved its way onto keyboards under Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and quickly became a staple of Halloween and autumn emoji-dom. Some platforms depict an illuminated pumpkin and differ in how they style its face, but all feature a classic, jagged-mouth jack-o-lantern face, hinting a mischievous but merry night to come, as the screenshot from Emojipedia shows below. Emojipedia As with Christmas songs at stores, the jack-o-lantern emoji has been the subject of “holiday creep,” popping on Twitter feeds earlier and earlier each year. One curmudgeon who complained September was too soon for jack-o-lantern emoji was hilariously spammed with the emoji. Twitter Like many of its emoji brethren, jack-o-lantern has be put to creative use. Artist Zoe Mendelson rendered the 1966 children’s classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! into emoji, starring the jack-o-lantern emoji, in 2013. Music artist E.M.M.A even paid tribute to the jack-o-lantern emoji by calling a track on her 2017 12-inch single “Pumpkin Emoji,” as the emoji is commonly called. Examples of HappyHalloween #HALLOWEEN @SatokoMiyakawa, October, 2017 Wake up & smell the pumpkins! 🎃 Fall Fest is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. w/ music, a pumpkin patch, food, games, a petting zoo & more! #TAMUSA @TAMUSanAntonio, October, 2017 The thing is, the pumpkin is by far the largest defining icon of fall. Only problem? We don't have a regular pumpkin emoji. We just have the one Jack-O-Lantern emoji, which conveys a much spookier, aggressive version of fall than those of us early tastemakers are probably trying to convey. Emma Lora, Bustle, September, 2017 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Popular now cancel culture simp Karen Coomer Who uses ? Jack-o-lantern emoji’s primetime is around Halloween, used of trick-or-treating, costume parties, festive decorations, and the holiday’s many movies: Feeling like I already need to think about my Halloween costume 🧛🏻♀️🎃 — Adelade Spulgis (@adeladespulgis1) July 9, 2018 Our fall decorations are up for Pumpkin Beer Fest 🎃 We’re hyped for the weekend 🎉 pic.twitter.com/KWObXNUpVc — The Coug (@TheCoug_) October 27, 2017 Can’t wait for October. Cool weather and leaves changing. Disney playing Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, Twitches, and all the other great movies we grew up with. Best month of the year🍂🕸🎃 — Dawson Robicheaux (@Dawsonkale1102) July 3, 2018 The emoji also embraces the entire season of autumn, from its football games to the annual return of knee-high boots. Why am I so ready for it to be fall and wear fall makeup , fall outfits, and have pumpkin spice latte everyday ??! 🎃☕️🧡🍃🍁 — Vane$sa 👽 (@litness_) July 5, 2018 Thanks to its Halloween association, the jack-o-lantern sometimes stands in for spooky-scary things more generally. I trust you that much 🎃 pic.twitter.com/re6F3UYEmm — Syeda Anum Shah(official) (@SyedaAnumKhan) June 26, 2018 But, jack-o-lantern emoji’s face is friendlier than it is frightful, so sometimes the emoji doubles for the term of endearment “pumpkin” … squish squish pumpkin! 🎃💖#8thday pic.twitter.com/wb4H2WIulS — Gem💎 (@myypreciouss) June 27, 2018 … and literal pumpkins, too, as farmers and cooks don’t have gourds and squashes on their keyboards. Nightly 🎃 inspection yields 5 pumpkins. pic.twitter.com/eWlB3eLPrH — Mark’s Pumpkins (@MarksPumpkins) June 27, 2018 Just Added book it, ruca, puto, streaks, mhm 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.