Ever heard the phrase “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil?”

If not, all you need to know is that it essentially references a sense of polite or willful ignorance (AKA you can’t talk about the drama if you never saw the drama happen to begin with). Even if you haven’t heard the phrase before, there’s one emoji that certainly has: 🙈.

What the 🙈 see no evil monkey emoji means


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What 🙈 Means

But what exactly does this monkey covering its eyes emoji mean? Well, quite a lot, actually. It’s often used playfully or even flirtatiously (so look out if you get it from your crush!). Other meanings, depending on context, can include:

  • Laughing
  • Disbelief (“I can’t believe my eyes”)
  • Cringing


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🙈 From Your Crush

Whether from a guy or a girl, the 🙈 might follow anything from an admission that they like you to a statement that they think you’re cute or asking you out on a date. The implication? That now that they’ve said what they really feel, they’re afraid to look at your response. If you like them back, let them know it with a friendly emoji of your own to put them at ease!


Wondering what another, slightly more popular emoji means? Click HERE to read all about the meaning of the 🥺 emoji.