Emoji dictionary ✌️ Victory Hand emoji [vik-tuh-ree hand ih-moj-jee] Published August 27, 2018 What does ✌️ Victory Hand emoji mean? The victory hand emoji, ✌️, is a representation of the peace sign. It can be used to express goodwill and “goodbye.” More crudely, it can tell someone off, like a middle finger, or, more sexily, it can represent female masturbation. When wrapped around text, it can simulate air quotes. Related words peace of mind, rest in peace, good vibes, 👍 Thumbs Up emoji, hugs and kisses, 👌 Ok Hand emoji, scissoring Where does ✌️ Victory Hand emoji come from? EmojiTerra The victory hand, or V sign, has its origins in the WWII resistance to the Nazis. The Belgian BBC broadcaster Victor de Laveleye suggested in January 1941 that the victory sign—made with index and middle finger spread and facing out, the remaining fingers held down with the thumb—become a symbol of unity and victory for the Allied forces, as the word for victory in French (victoire) and for freedom in Dutch (vrijheid) both started with letter V. Self-Educated American The symbol took off, first in Belgium, the Netherlands, and England, and later throughout occupied Europe. Later, it came to be a general symbol for peace when it was adopted by Vietnam War protesters in the 1970s and has since become commonly called the peace sign gesture and recognized around the world. The victory hand emoji is a digital representation of the victory hand. In 1993, the victory hand was added to Unicode 1.1, making it an old-school icon. In 2015, it was added to Unicode’s Emoji 1.0 set. The victory hand comes in a default yellow but skin-tone modifiers allow users to change its color. Emojipedia Examples of ✌️ Victory Hand emoji Never looking back on it we did what we did 😏✌🏾 @_jazsyb, August, 2018 Corpus Christi...It’s been real. This isn’t goodbye, just a see you later. ✌️❤️ shoutout to the 18 amazing years of memories. #CollegeBound @brianjuarez1105, August, 2018 Do not expect anything, but pray for everything....Without FAITH there is no HOPE💋✌️💋✌️💋✌️💋✌Peace and LOVE baby♥️♥️♥️♥️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🙏 @SwanRose2013, September, 2018 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses ✌️ Victory Hand emoji? The victory hand emoji is most often used to represent “peace” and all the sentiments of unity, harmony, and collective humanity that come with it. Wishing everyone a beautiful #summer evening…. 😘✌️#WeekendVibes #Peace #Love ✨🌊🐬🌴💙🌌⛵️ pic.twitter.com/AIXQj13MQz — Joan Wilder (@WilderJoan003) August 24, 2018 As peace and peace out are slang ways to say “goodbye,” the victory hand emoji is ready to bid various farewells and make sundry sign-offs. You can kiss that ball (and deficit) goodbye! ✌️ pic.twitter.com/x6ljJQpGek — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) August 23, 2018 My gaming/podcast/twitter friends are among the greatest I’ve had in my life. Thank you guys for being Mega Awesome ✌️ — Adam Leonhardt (@theartofadaml) August 27, 2018 Peace creates those good vibes, so the victory hand emoji can convey happiness or joy more generally. Just chillin with the chicks at work. ✌️😎😆😂😜 #chickenwhisperer pic.twitter.com/909rhYIyEh — Cassie Rose (@GBarbie_RockFAM) August 27, 2018 For a number of cultures, including the British, turning around a victory hand gesture makes an obscene gesture akin to the middle finger, saying “Up yours!” or “Fuck you!” Many Britons and others use the victory hand emoji for their sweary needs. Well my car got totaled today so that’s fuckin great. Fuck the girl that cut me off and destroyed my car ✌️ — J2️⃣5️⃣ (@CallMeKing25) August 25, 2018 The victory hand emoji also has its naughtier side. Some people use it to represent masturbating a woman (“fingering”). Others may use it to evoke cunnilingus or spread legs, implying “vagina” and “sex” more generally. How Besigye waves the V sign ojoonee, hmm like he is fingering…🤫 ✌️ — Le'Omiyo (@0MiY0) August 24, 2018 Happy Valentines Day, Spread the love not your legs! ✌🏻️😂💗 — Thyron Gragas (@iloveThyron) February 14, 2017 When people want to show they are saying something ironically or calling out problematic word choices, they may do air quotes, which involves holding up both hands in victory signs and bending the fingers. The gesture is meant to imitate quotation marks. Wrapping text with two victory hand emoji simulates ✌️ air quotes ✌️ in writing. Trump calls alot of things✌️"fake news"✌️.. BULLSHIT that's just what the government wants to hide.. #TrumpPuertoRico #trump — Nick🌙📿 (@nickrivera__) October 5, 2017 Just Added pushing P, Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, trigger law, bystander effect, CSI effect Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of ✌️ Victory Hand 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 ✌️ Victory Hand emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.