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“🕵︎” meaning: detective, detective Emoji

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🕵︎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 current 🕵︎ is a variant Emoji (text style, displaying black and white symbols on some old platforms), and it has two corresponding Emojis: 🕵 (basic Emoji without variant symbols) and 🕵️ (emoji style, displaying colored symbols on most new platforms). 🕵︎ (text style) = (base style) + text style


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

🕵︎Examples and Usage

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

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🕵︎Basic Information

Emoji: 🕵︎ (text style)
Shortname: detective
Known as: Detective | Private Eye | Sleuth | Spy
Codepoint: U+1F575 FE0E Copy
Decimal: ALT+128373 ALT+65038
Unicode Version: None
Emoji Version: None
Categories: 👌 People & Body
Sub Categories: 👨‍🍳 person-role
Keywords: detective | sleuth | spy

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