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πŸ‰ Watermelon emoji

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What does Watermelon emoji πŸ‰ mean?

The Watermelon emoji πŸ‰ depicts a slice of watermelon. It is often used in the context of watermelons and watermelon-flavored food.

Separately, the Watermelon emoji πŸ‰ is also used as a symbol of Palestine or as a way of showing support for Palestinians. Historically, watermelons have been used as a symbol of Palestine because they have all of the same colors used in the Palestinian flag (green, red, white, and black).

This symbolic use of the Watermelon emoji πŸ‰ significantly increased in 2023 during the Israel-Hamas war.

Related words

πŸ‘ Peach emoji, ❀️ Red Heart emoji, 🍌 Banana emoji

Where does πŸ‰ Watermelon emoji come from?

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On all platforms, the Watermelon emoji πŸ‰ depicts a sliced piece of watermelon.

The Watermelon emoji πŸ‰ was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

Watermelon (and images of watermelons) have been used as a symbol of Palestine since the 1960s. Since then, the Israeli government has at times either banned or restricted displays of the Palestinian flag. In response, Palestinians have historically displayed flags with watermelons or carried actual watermelons, which have all of the same colors used in the Palestinian flag (green, red, white, and black).

Symbolic use of the Watermelon emoji πŸ‰ as a show of support for Palestinians increased significantly in 2023 during the Israel-Hamas war.

Examples of πŸ‰ Watermelon emoji

My alma mater is having a charity event tomorrow to provide aid for palestinians. πŸ‰
@spooftopias, November 10, 2023
I feel like it's such a win when you get fruit that actually tastes good. Like watermelon πŸ‰ is such a gamble...
@wonderingperson, June 30, 2023

Who uses πŸ‰ Watermelon emoji?

The Watermelon emoji πŸ‰ is most often used straightforwardly in reference to watermelons or things related to watermelons.

In 2023, the Watermelon emoji πŸ‰ began to be increasingly used as a symbol of support for Palestinians.

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