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“🕵” meaning: detective, detective Emoji

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    Windows 🕵Minimum display requirements

🕵Meaning and Description

Behold the "🕵" emoji, otherwise known as the "Detective". It depicts a figure sporting the classic detective attire. The gender-neutral detective is often shown wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also called a fedora hat), holding a magnifying glass🔍 to lend an air of enigma. They are also usually depicted in a stylish trench coat, an iconic part of the detective ensemble.

The genesis of the modern detective story can be traced back to Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' penned in 1841. However, the crown for the most iconic fictional detective arguably goes to Sherlock Holmes, brought to life by Arthur Conan Doyle in his 1887 masterpiece 'A Study in Scarlet'. Holmes has become a muse for the creation of numerous other celebrated detectives in literature, including Hercule Poirot, Nero Wolfe, Miss Marple, Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Harry Bosch, to name just a few.

The emoji 🕵 represents an investigator, someone who uncovers clues to solve mysteries. It is often used to signal curiosity, suspicion, or a sense of intrigue, and may suggest that someone is prying into matters or seeking answers. The emoji is often paired with other emojis like the magnifying glass "🔎" or the pistol "🔫" to paint a picture of crime-solving or adventure.

On social media, this emoji adds an element of suspense and intrigue. You might find it in posts or messages related to mystery novels, crime TV shows, or when someone is playing the detective in real life. It could signify the act of looking closely at a situation or "snooping" around, or showing that someone's engaged in research or study. It might also hint that someone is attractive or mysterious, or be a playful jab at someone acting like a know-it-all or a busybody. All in all, context is crucial in interpreting its intended meaning.

In addition, the next time you're solving a puzzle, uncovering a mystery, or just being extra observant, don't forget this emoji and its male version of "🕵‍♂️" and female version of "🕵‍♀️"!
💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol 🕵 is detective, it is related to sleuth, spy, it can be found in emoji category: "👌 People & Body" - "👨‍🍳 Profession & Role".

🕵 is an Emoji modifier base, it can be used as a single Emoji, and can also be combined with the skin tone Emoji modifier to form a new Emoji. There are 5 types of Emoji modifiers, namely: 🏻, 🏼, 🏽, 🏾, 🏿. 🕵 is combined with these skin tone Emoji modifiers to form new Emoji modifier sequences. The following are examples of the combination:

🔸 🕵 (1F575) There is no Emoji version of this Unicode character, which means that on most mobile phones or computer systems, the character can only be displayed in black and white character style, but in a few good compatibility platforms, it can still display color picture style. The Unicode organization does not yet recommend its use as a universal emoji symbol.

🕵 (1F575) - unqualified Emoji, See also: 🕵️ (1F575 FE0F) - fully-qualified Emoji.

The current 🕵 is a basic Emoji without variant symbols, and there are two Emoji variation sequences corresponding to it: 🕵️ (emoji style, displaying colorful symbols on most new platforms) and 🕵︎ (text style, displaying black and white symbols on some old platforms).

🕵Examples and Usage

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🔸 🕵 (1F575) + emoji style (FE0F) = 🕵️ (1F575 FE0F)
🔸 🕵 (1F575) + text style (FE0E) = 🕵︎ (1F575 FE0E)

🕵Basic Information

Emoji: 🕵
Shortname: detective
Known as: Detective | Private Eye | Sleuth | Spy
Codepoint: U+1F575 Copy
Decimal: ALT+128373
Unicode Version: 7.0 (2014-06-16)
Emoji Version: None
Categories: 👌 People & Body
Sub Categories: 👨‍🍳 Profession & Role
Keywords: detective | sleuth | spy
Proposal: L2/11‑052

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