Emoji dictionary or love hotel emoji or heart hospital emoji [luhv hoh-tel or hart hos-pi-tl ih-moh-jee] What does 🏩 mean? Oh, boy. This emoji has two distinctly different ideas behind it. The love hotel or heart hospital emoji depicts a building with both a pink heart and on some platforms the letter H emblazoned on the front. It is mostly used in reference to hospitals and health as well as to vacation resorts. Those uses are far from the reported original intent, which was to indicate a house of ill repute (i.e., a bad reputation). Related words sugar daddy, slut-shaming, puta Where does come from? EmojiTerra When the love hotel or heart hospital emoji was created and approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 , it apparently meant a hotel where rooms may be rented by the hour, for … love. By the time it was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015, the use had shifted. Maybe it’s the letter H atop the building or the sweet pink heart over the entrance. It might be the fact that it actually looks a bit like the hospital emoji seen here 🏥, depending on your viewing platform. Whatever it is, this is one of the most misused emojis we’ve come across; instead of being used to refer to a “love hotel,” it often just references hospitals and health care. It’s also used to mean a romantic resort or vacation getaway. So … a hotel for prostitution? Not so much. That’s why the love hotel emoji now has a second name: the heart hospital emoji. Emojipedia Examples of Ya girl is officially starting nursing school next month !!!!👩🏻⚕️🏩🎉 @laughinglia, September, 2018 I GOT MY PRECEPTORSHIP IN PEDIATRICS!!! 👧🏼💕👦🏻🏩💉 @littlelo_diego, September, 2018 I just have so much to look forward to and such a bright future ahead of me, accompanied and supported by people I love. I could not be happier over here 💓🏩😇🌻🌟 @veronica0vaughn, September, 2018 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses ? It’s fun seeing the love hotel emoji used to mean things other than what it was intended for. Or, maybe we just have a twisted sense of humor. At any rate, here, the intent is clearly a medical reference: Quick #CarFreeDayIndy recap with Gene Berry of @OneAmerica – we took the Monon from 54th. Easy in and at cross points with major Indy roads saw courteous drivers so, thankfully no 🚗 v 🚲 🚨 or 🏩today! pic.twitter.com/mfrpjwCwkq — Tom Spalding (@SpaldoBusiness) September 21, 2018 And two more: Likely outcomes of a 'no-deal' #Brexit: 🔴 NHS could run out of drugs 🏩🔴 Ambulances stopped at border 🚑🔴 Spiralling costs for business 🏬🔴 Huge lorry queues 🚛🚛🚛🔴 Empty shelves 🍽️🔴 Increased credit card costs 📈🔴 Planes grounded 🛬🔴 Manufacturing collapse 🏭 — Theresa Griffin MEP (@TheresaMEP) September 17, 2018 View this post on Instagram #nightshift#friendshipgoals #friends #nurse #hubschrauber #🏩 #kardiologie #🖤 A post shared by R a m o n a (@moenchennnn) on Sep 20, 2018 at 5:18pm PDT This Instagram user means to imply a spa with this emoji: View this post on Instagram #memories#goodvibes#greennature#mountains#beautifulplaces#coolresort #lopotalake#resort#spa#🏩 🌳🌴🌱 A post shared by Loving happines 💑 (@lika_megrelishvili) on Sep 17, 2018 at 10:15am PDT We’re pretty sure this historic resort in the Poconos is not used for prostitution: Six Historic Lodgings in the Pocono Mountains ⛰🏩 https://t.co/CTD4st7pDa by @PoconoTourism — Woodloch Resort (@Woodloch) September 20, 2018 And here, the intent is probably for a romantic get-away. View this post on Instagram 💙 이번여행 가장 잘한일 김다슬과 같이간 것✔️ . . . . #태국#여행#호캉스#방콕호텔#travelholic#인피니티풀#호텔수영장#💙#여행좋고#수영좋고#뷰좋고#호텔좋고#김다슬좋고#좋아하는것들#럽스타그램#둘이라서좋다#🇹🇭#avaniriverside#🏩 A post shared by 원희지🐔 (@1heezzzz) on Sep 18, 2018 at 3:57am PDT We’re really not sure of the intent here: View this post on Instagram 🖤 #queening👑 #blackisbeautiful #magic #LOVE #singlemomsclub #BEAUTIFUL #happyness #PEACE #buddhism#buddha#tattoo#🔽#🏩#blessed#😁#nike#nikeairmax#blacklove#😜#oldpic#🥀#🦋#oldpic #magic#tattoo#tattoos#tatuagem A post shared by FU💜K LUPUS💜 (@thatsookaykay) on Sep 19, 2018 at 4:11pm PDT So, as you can see, the love hotel emoji is a lot of things, but we’d say its current use is not what the emoji’s creators intended. Guess you don’t need to say “whore house” very often in texts … 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.