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😈 - smiling face with horns emoji

or smiling face with horns emoji or devil emoji or happy devil emoji [smahyl-ing feys with hawrnz ih-moh-jee]

What does 😈 mean?

Mwahahaha! This emoji means trouble, especially in the form of devil characters, "bad" boys and girls, general mischief, and sexual innuendo.

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Where does 😈 - smiling face with horns emoji come from?


The world got a little more mischievous in 2010 when the smiling face with horns emoji was approved on Unicode 6.0. It’s commonly called the devil or happy devil emoji.

On most platforms, the smiling face with horns emoji depicts a purple face with devil horns, arched eyebrows, and a menacing smile. Microsoft and Facebook feature a red-faced devil, as Google and Samsung did until they brought the style of their emoji more in line with Apple’s purple smiley in 2017.

Regardless of particular style, the emoji’s intended effect is of a prankster or naughty, naughty person.

Examples of 😈 - smiling face with horns emoji

check out my highlight video💯💯💯 the grind does not stop😤👀🔛🔝😈🍴💯
@amber_vokoun, November, 2017
When people are excited about their NY trip and you notice the SSSS on the instagram pic of their boarding pass 😈😈😈😈
@Airwaysfoodie, September, 2015
I still cannot believe what the 😈 in the White House is doing to these beautiful people. He should live so long as to have their kindness, love of family, pride, and intelligence.
@gingermae333, April, 2018

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Who uses 😈 - smiling face with horns emoji ?

The smiling face with horns emoji is commonly used in the place of the word devil or to represent a devil-like character, especially around Halloween or in reference to a sports mascot or fictional character.

Less literally, this emoji can also convey a devil-may-care, rebellious spirit or self-confidence—being a “bad boy” or “bad girl.”

Devils are also associated with mischief and making trouble. The smiling face with devil horns emoji is there for pranksters and people that aren’t messing around.

And, of course, don’t forget that devils are naughty. If you’re looking for a way to show just how sexy and playful you can be, try the smiling face with devil horns emoji. Go ahead, try it.

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