Where does come from?
The pinching hand emoji was approved by Unicode under Emoji 12.0 in 2019. It shows a hand making the gesture of a pinch, as indicated by the thumb and forefinger coming together.
As with other human-based emoji, pinching hand emoji displays in a default yellow with skin-tone modifiers available. Unsupported platforms will display the emoji as an empty box.
Upon its debut, many on the internet joked that the emoji represents a small penis, earning it the nickname small penis or small dick emoji. Of course, some people weren’t having it, finding this interpretation offensive (or assuming this was its officially intended design).
A damaging blow to the dick pic economy https://t.co/UBv3gz4cx2
— Justin Whang 🐙 (@JustinWhang) February 5, 2019
— Bettina Arndt (@thebettinaarndt) February 8, 2019
Who uses ?
Like the gesture of a pinching hand, the pinching hand emoji can be used to show that something is small, like a smidge or skosh.
— BBCF1 (@bbcf1) March 31, 2019
this close to a mental breakdown
— blé (@bartolomejska) March 20, 2019
As vendors implement the emoji throughout 2019, expect pinching hand to see plenty of use for penile commentary …
Yep, that seems to go (tiny) hand in (tiny) hand. 🤏
— Rod Longoria 💚♻🌎 (@RodneyLongoria) December 5, 2018