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💁‍♀️ Person Tipping Hand emoji

[pur-suh n tip-ing hand ih-moh-jee]

What does 💁 Person Tipping Hand emoji mean?

The person tipping hand emoji 💁 was designed to represent a person at an information desk or a concierge holding up an outstretched and open hand, as if offering help or guidance. 

Since person tipping hand emoji 💁 also looks like someone flipping their hair or waving a hand while saying something sarcastic, it’s now usually used to convey sass, “throwing shade,” “I told you so’s”, or someone saying “He-ey!”

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Where does 💁‍♀️ Person Tipping Hand emoji come from?


Unicode approved person tipping hand emoji 💁 in 2010 as part of Unicode 6.0 under the name information desk person. Since at least September 2016, it’s been listed under Unicode’s full emoji list as person tipping hand, as it commonly goes by.

In its original form, 💁 is displayed exclusively as female across all platforms, in whatever each platform had picked for their default skin tone and hair color. Today, it’s available in both male and female display options, as well as the full range of emoji skin tones. 

Examples of 💁‍♀️ Person Tipping Hand emoji

im butterfly in a world full of cockroaches 💁
@ellaacutamora, September, 2018
I can’t wait to get my hair done, so I can be my alter ego. 💁‍♀️
@Leciegee, September, 2018
Made a killer cheese and onion pie this afternoon. Was delicious, even if I say so myself! Just waiting on Paul Hollywood popping round for my handshake 💁🧀👌 #GBBO #homemade
@NerdyGirlShay, September, 2018

Who uses 💁‍♀️ Person Tipping Hand emoji?

The original intent of person tipping hand emoji 💁 was to …

A) indicate an actual information desk, as at an airport or museum or

B) demonstrate or present helpful information and fun facts, as a nice info desk person would.

Microsoft’s first design, for instance, showed a generic person sitting at a desk with an i for information on its chest. But you know, the internet did its thing. 

Since the original design of the emoji was typically a woman whose palm is about level with her hair, many thought the emoji resembled a woman flipping her hair behind her shoulder. And so a usage was born.

When does one fabulously flip their hair behind their shoulder? Usually after making a good point, a sassy remark, or an expert point of sarcasm. So, person tipping hand emoji 💁 gets used in all of these cases.

The hair flip can also just mean “Oh damn, I look good today” (particularly if your hair looks good).

And it’s not unheard of person tipping hand emoji 💁 to be used with non-sassy/sarcastic facts, too. With its little raised hand, person tipping hand emoji 💁 can look like it’s serving something up on a platter, making it good for comments and captions to the tune of “Here you go” or “Check this out.”

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