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🤐 Zipper Mouth Face emoji

[zip-er mouth feys ih-moh-jee]

What does 🤐 Zipper Mouth Face emoji mean?

The zipper-mouth face emoji depicts a face and two eyes, with the mouth appearing as a silver zipper, complete with a dangling zipper pull.

It's used for a number of things, ranging from "not a lot of talking going on here" to "don't talk about it."

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Related words

🤫 Shushing Face emoji, 😶 Face Without Mouth emoji, shut up, STFU, SRSLY

Where does 🤐 Zipper Mouth Face emoji come from?


An early Google version of the hushed face emoji 😯 (which looks more surprised than hushed, but that’s the name of it) featured a face with a zipper mouth. It was deleted with Android 6.0.1.

The official zipper-mouth face emoji was approved as part of Unicode 8.0 in 2015 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

It’s often used as a signal to shut up … whether given to someone else or for yourself.


Examples of 🤐 Zipper Mouth Face emoji

I say or think too much sometimes 🤐 #honest #serious #chill #idk
@Loveless122, October, 2018
sex is cool and all that but will you answer my calls when i’m drunk at 2am? 🤐
@TrillManny__02, October, 2018
me in public:🤐 me by myself: 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣
@kealeysodonnell, October, 2018

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Who uses 🤐 Zipper Mouth Face emoji?

This emoji seems to confuse people … but, most often, the idea is along the lines of keeping your mouth shut, perhaps as a filtering device or in keeping a secret (as in, “what happens in Vegas, stays in vegas”):

Or, as a philosophical musing:

Or … “We’re so busy, we’re not doing much talking:”

Or … shhh, it’s a secret:

Sometimes, the message is, “Someone should have spoken up!”

It has potential for a number of creepy uses because it’s kinda creepy looking:

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And, sometimes we’re not sure why it’s being used. Spida though!

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