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🐖 - pig emoji

or pig emoji [pigย ย ih-moh-jee]

What doesย ๐Ÿ–ย mean?

The pig emoji depicts a ... pig ... in a variety of styles, most of them cartoonish and cute.

This emoji symbolize many things on social media, including rural living, cuteness in the animal world, money and banks (yes, like piggy banks), greed and gluttony (have you ever seen a hungry pig at the trough?), and barnyard animals.

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Examples of 🐖 - pig emoji
Watching Celebs on a farm... god @CharlotteDawsx makes me laugh... gotta love that galโค๏ธ๐Ÿ– #CelebsOnTheFarm
@laurenlines95, August, 2018

#MondayMotivation In case anybody needs to see 35 seconds of a lively piglet, here you go. RT@CuteEmergency lil piggy ๐Ÿ–

@VeganYogaDude, August, 2018
I told @thatCHARM3R I was bringing home one of these babies ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝ He was on board and actually happy Goals ๐Ÿ™Œ Get yourself a man/woman who supports your spontaneity โ˜บ๏ธ
@sophiaoswalt, August, 2018
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Where does 🐖 - pig emoji come from?
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The pig emojiย was approved as part ofย Unicode 6.0ย in 2010 and added toย Emoji 1.0ย in 2015. On most platforms, the animal is depicted as being rather cute and cuddly, which makes the bacon part of the equation rather unpleasant.

Pigs are highly intelligent animals and have long been associated in various cultures with economic prosperity, good luck, lust, fertility, and laziness. But … you won’t see them used in social media much in any of those representations.

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The pig is the 12th animal in the Chinese Zodiac, and those born under the sign of the pig are generally trusting, goal-oriented, calm, compassionate, and generous. And so, people will use theย pigย emoji to represent these parts of their personality if they were born under this sign or if it’s the year of the pig.

And … because we’re a dictionary … here’s your word of the day:ย ungulate. That’s a hooved animal. You’re welcome.

Who uses 🐖 - pig emoji ?

The pig emoji is frequently used to depict farm and rural life, often along with other animal emoji such as cows and chickens:

And of course, it’s popular when posting cute videos that feature pigs and piglets:

The pig emoji is also used when posting about greed and corruption. (Poor pig.)

Rarely used to depict prosperity or wealth, on social media and in texting the pig emoji does relate to money, but it usually implies a piggy bank or the banking industry. Or, it can be used in reference to someone’s personal financial status or bank account. In reference to a sudden windfall, you might see the money bag emoji or bank note with dollar sign emoji used more often (or the two together).

It’s used as a representation of a wide range of animal life, in a variety of ways. Some friendly to the animal:

And, some not so friendly. (But …ย  bacon!)

(It works for fake bacon, too.)

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This is not meant to be a formal definition of 🐖 - pig 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 🐖 - pig emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.