Emoji dictionary

🐯 Tiger Face emoji

[ tahy-ger feys ih-moh-jee ]

The Tiger Face emoji 🐯 depicts the face of a tiger with orange fur and black stripes. It is commonly used to discuss real, fictional, and metaphorical tigers.

The emoji is also often used to refer to things named after tigers, such as sports teams. The Tiger Face emoji 🐯 may also be used to refer to the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac, especially if the current year or a person’s birth year is the Year of the Tiger.

The usage of the Tiger Face emoji 🐯 overlaps heavily with the Tiger emoji πŸ…, and the two may be used together.

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Related words

πŸ… Tiger emoji, Chinese New Year emoji, Lunar New Year, πŸ• Dog emoji, 🐢 Dog Face emoji, πŸ‡ Rabbit emoji, 🐰 Rabbit Face emoji, πŸ’ Monkey emoji, 🐎 Horse emoji, 🐴 Horse Face emoji

Where does 🐯 Tiger Face emoji come from?

The Tiger Face emoji 🐯 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles a stylized depiction of the head of a tiger with orange and white fur with black stripes facing toward the viewer. The Microsoft and WhatsApp versions of the emoji depict the tiger with whiskers.

Tigers are popular animals that can be found in many of the world’s zoos and animal preserves and are often depicted in popular culture. For this reason, both the Tiger emoji πŸ… and the Tiger Face emoji 🐯 are used to talk about actual tigers, fictional tiger characters such Disney’s Tigger or Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger, or sports teams named after tigers, such as the Clemson Tigers or Cincinnati Bengals.

Both of these emoji are also used to refer to the Year of the Tiger, one of the 12 years named for animals as part of the 12-year cycle that makes up the Chinese zodiac. The years 2022, 2010, 1998, and 1986 are some examples of years that would be considered to be Years of the Tiger according to the Chinese zodiac.

Examples of 🐯 Tiger Face emoji

Getting up at 5:30 < Getting eaten by a tiger 🐯
@jwk_1997, February 23, 2012
Some guy just growled at me in the gym. πŸ˜‚ calm down tiger 🐯
@CoryZ07, January 25, 2019

Who uses 🐯 Tiger Face emoji?

The Tiger Face emoji 🐯 is commonly used to talk about tigers or things named after tigers.

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