What Does the 😝 Emoji Mean?

With so many smiling and laughing emojis to choose from, it can be difficult to determine the meaning of each one. Lucky for you, we're here to break down the meaning of one popular emoji for you now: 😝.

what the 😝 smiling face with tongue emoji means

What 😝 Means

Used in a variety of contexts, this 😝 "squinting face with tongue out" emoji can mean:

  • Goofy
  • Silly
  • Fun
  • Laughing
  • Playful
  • "Pulling your leg"

It's playful, it's fun and oh-so-easy to use, especially if you're texting a friend or your crush. However, given the "tongue in cheek" nature of this emoji (pun intended), it's not commonly used in professional or academic settings (unless you're just texting your classmate about the group project, of course).


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😝 From a Girl

If you're texting your crush and she sends you a 😝 emoji, chances are that she's in a playful mood, and she feels free to be her silliest self around you. Unless she exhibits a slightly outrageous personality with everyone, she may use it to flirt with you, so keep an eye on the contexts to see if that's the case.


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😝 From a Guy

Unlike many other emojis, the 😝 may actually be less flirtatious when it's coming from a guy than from a girl. Often, it reflects pure ridiculousness, or it can suggest that they want to tone down the severity of something they've just said (like a "just kidding").


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This isn't the only emoji you might need some help cracking through the meaning of, though, which is why you should click HERE to read all about what 😛 means.