Emoji dictionary 👍 Thumbs Up emoji [thuhmz-uhp ih-moh-jee] Published March 7, 2018 What does 👍 Thumbs Up emoji mean? The thumbs-up emoji is used to express assent, approval, or encouragement in digital communications, especially in Western cultures. Where does 👍 Thumbs Up emoji come from? Examples of 👍 Thumbs Up emoji We got you covered 👍 HuffPost, (Facebook), August, 2017 Keep your eyes open and your feet moving forward,you will find what you need in life...👍👍 @jay_clinx, March, 2018 Nottingham Arts Theatre is open its doors to the homeless again tonight from 8 p.m. They will take dogs. Please share 👍 @BilboroughDrama, March, 2018 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses 👍 Thumbs Up emoji? In some cultures, including Australia, Greece, and the Middle East, the thumbs-up gesture can be considered obscene, equivalent to “Up yours!” In many Western cultures, the thumbs-up emoji enjoys a wide range of use in text messages, social-media posts, and other forms of digital communication. On its own, a thumbs-up emoji can indicate “OK” or “Got it.” For example, if one person asked to meet another at 2:30, the other person could acknowledge the appointment with a thumbs-up emoji. The thumbs-up emoji also frequently punctuates text, sometimes in strings for additional emphasis, to indicate positivity, agreement, approval, encouragement, or assurance, an equivalent to “Awesome!” or Great job!”. Someone might comment “That looks great! 👍” to celebrate a piece of online artwork. Another person might post “Please subscribe to my channel if you like my content! 👍” to solicit support or to say thanks. As with much of language, the thumbs-up emoji can also be used sarcastically: “Way to ruin the party 👍.” It’s also sometimes used in reference to the “This guy” meme (e.g., “Who’s got two thumbs and a ticket to the premiere of Black Panther? This guy”). Just Added cluttercore, pushing P, Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, trigger law, bystander effect Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 👍 Thumbs Up 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 👍 Thumbs Up emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.