Emoji dictionary 🙌 Raising Hands emoji [rey-zing hands ih-moh-jee] Published December 6, 2018 What does Raising Hands emoji 🙌 mean? The raising hands emoji depicts two raised hands, palms up, with lines above them, implying motion. It’s used in a celebratory way, to express joy, pride, or surprise (the good kind). Related words 🖖 Vulcan Salute emoji, 🙏 Folded Hands emoji, ✋ Raised Hand emoji, on fleek, wepa Where does 🙌 Raising Hands emoji come from? Rooted in the idea of “give me ten!” (slapping your two palms against someone else’s), the raising hands emoji was originally approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Person Raising Both Hands in Celebration.” This wooot-filled emoji was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Emojipedia Examples of 🙌 Raising Hands emoji He embraced the meme 🙌 ucksaucedady, October, 2018 The world needs more people like this. 🙌 @stalley22, October, 2018 Last day before the real HOLIDAY season begins 🙌🙌 @Switz, October, 2018 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses 🙌 Raising Hands emoji? Two raised hands are often used to signal a “congratulations!” or “we did it!” The raised hands emoji then is used in posts and texts that relate to a victorious personal moment, a sports win, or a moment of pride. WHAT A NIGHT AND WHAT A RESULT! 🙌@UWCL quarter-finals, here we come! 💙 #CFCW pic.twitter.com/E6V1r7BTjF — Chelsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) October 31, 2018 Del Boy or Phantom of the Pitch? 🎃⚽️🙌 pic.twitter.com/8fyDkTmQo4 — Xavier Men's Soccer (@XavierMSOC) October 31, 2018 It’s used to express solidarity and approval: This made me laugh my head off… yet so true #WomenRule 🙌😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/HmqdAWyGJA — Sarah (@SaizydNUFC) October 31, 2018 Can't find words to describe how amazing @BoRhapMovie was! 🙌 @KeLu175 and I have to see it a second time! 🎹🎼🎤 Thank you for one oft the greatest movies ever made 🙏 pic.twitter.com/XYGhPjtWrx — Kepa17 (@Kepa171) October 31, 2018 It’s also used in moments of anticipation and inspiration: The weekend is almost here! 🙌 Who's already dreaming of that perfect track? pic.twitter.com/yIFk6cV6d6 — MXstore Australia (@MXstore) October 31, 2018 View this post on Instagram A post shared by @emotional_flowerbomb on Oct 29, 2018 at 3:28pm PDT The raised hands emoji is often paired with the clapping hands and other emoji to show approval and pride in someone else’s work, as though you’re giving them a double-high-five, a.k.a. high-ten: I highly agree!! So brilliant 👏👏👏👏👏🙌❤️ https://t.co/OuOhVu84RA — Travel Earth (@CutieliciousP) October 31, 2018 So cool! I haven't seen that before! Now I'm inspired for next year. 🙌🙌 Thank you! https://t.co/GzPRsk3vIx — Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) October 31, 2018 And occasionally, it’s used in a way to express more spiritual sentiments: 🙌🙏❄️SAINT LARY❄️🙌📷 withpain_comes_strength un grand merci!#saintlary #pyrenees #hautespyrenees pic.twitter.com/6Ln6ipCNgW — Météo Pyrénées (@Meteo_Pyrenees) October 31, 2018 Just Added pushing P, Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, trigger law, bystander effect, CSI effect Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 🙌 Raising Hands 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 🙌 Raising Hands emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.