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🙌 - raising hands emoji

or raising hands emoji or person raising two hands emoji [rey-zing hands ih-moh-jee]

What does 🙌 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).

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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
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Where does 🙌 - raising hands emoji come from?
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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.

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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.

It’s used to express solidarity and approval:

It’s also used in moments of anticipation and inspiration:

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:

And occasionally, it’s used in a way to express more spiritual sentiments:

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