14 Secret Meanings Behind Your New Fave Emojis

20 December 2016, 16:32 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

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Last week Apple did the whole world a favour and added hundreds of new emojis for us to play with. Clearly they knew we were all in need of some extra loving after the horrors of 2016.

Obviously, part of the fun of emojis is seeing how people use them in different ways. Some are obvious (scream face = shocked) but others acquire their meanings in seemingly random ways (moon = shady). It just takes one funny tweet or message for it's meaning to carry like wildfire across the internet. 

With that in mind, we thought we'd have a go at creating new meanings to the emojis...although we're much more interest to know how you have been using the new emojis. Let us know in the comments!


1. Sliding into the DMs like...

Surfer Emoji



2. When you have to school trolls on Twitter about intersectional feminism and the oppressive forces of patriarchy. 

Teacher Emoji


3. When they don't know that you've got the receipts.

Long nose


4. When you desperately need to let someone know how middle class you are.

Avocado emoji


5. When you're feelin' hella thirsty and you spot your next prey.  

Shark Emoji


6. When all your selfies are pure fiyah. 

firewoman emoji


7. When you clowning on these hoes.

Clown Emoji


8. When you're judging people like Judge Judy.

judge emoji


9. When you've dragged someone but instantly regret it.

Gorilla Emoji


10. Juggling fuccbois like...

Juggler Emoji


11. When you've gone too hard at Chipotle and got a food baby.

Pregnant emoji


12. When you successfully sleuthed some hot info.

Glasses clinking emoji


13. When you about to go toe to toe with Trump supporter. 

Wrestling Emoji

14. When you're too extra and embarrass yourself.

Embarrassed Emoji

What are you using the new emojis for? Let us know in the comments.

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