emoji 🤦🏼 person facepalming: medium-light skin tone svg png

“🤦🏼” meaning: person facepalming: medium-light skin tone Emoji

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🤦🏼Meaning and Description

Step into the expressive world of the "Person Facepalming" emoji (🤦🏼), affectionately known as the "SMH" emoji. This emoji features the image of a human face, commonly depicted as a gender-neutral figure with short hair. The face is shown with a hand placed on the forehead, covering the eyes, and extending down to the nose. The hand is represented by an open palm and four fingers, with the thumb resting on the forehead. The eyes of the emoji are usually closed or slightly squinted, indicating a sense of disappointment or annoyance.

The act of slapping one's forehead or covering one's face with a hand is widely recognized across cultures as a sign of frustration, disbelief, or mild embarrassment. Along with the "🤦🏼‍♀" for female and the "🤦🏼‍♂" emoji for men, this emoji also comes with a range of skin tone options.

At its most literal, the "🤦🏼" emoji represents a person facepalming, it is also frequently used to signify that someone's made a cringe-worthy mistake or said something incredibly silly.

In everyday conversation and on social media, the facepalm emoji can join forces with other emojis to convey even more nuanced emotions. Combine it with the rolling eyes emoji 🙄 to express extra annoyance or pair it with the laughing emoji 😂 for a humorous take on a facepalm moment. Whether it's a simple 🤦🏼 or a complex 🤦🏼‍♀️😂, this emoji is all about expressing that "I can't believe this" feeling!

💡Extended reading and popular science

🤦🏼 (person facepalming: medium-light skin tone) = 🤦 (person facepalming) + 🏼 (medium-light skin tone)


The meaning of emoji symbol 🤦🏼 is person facepalming: medium-light skin tone, it is related to disbelief, exasperation, face, medium-light skin tone, palm, person facepalming, it can be found in emoji category: "👌 People & Body" - "🙋 person-gesture".

🤦🏼 is an Emoji modifier sequence, which is composed of two emojis, namely: 🤦 (Emoji modifier base) and 🏼 (Emoji modifier). There are 5 types of skin tone Emoji modifiers, namely: 🏻, 🏼, 🏽, 🏾, 🏿. 🤦 can be combined with these skin tone Emoji modifiers to form a new Emoji sequence, the following are examples of the combination:

🤦🏼Examples and Usage

🔸 Oh, we have to work overtime on weekends again 🤦🏼.


🔸 🤦🏼 = 🤦 + 🏼

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🤦🏼Basic Information

Emoji: 🤦🏼
Shortname: person facepalming: medium-light skin tone
Codepoint: U+1F926 1F3FC Copy
Decimal: ALT+129318 ALT+127996
Unicode Version: None
Emoji Version: 3.0 (2016-06-03)
Categories: 👌 People & Body
Sub Categories: 🙋 person-gesture
Keywords: disbelief | exasperation | face | medium-light skin tone | palm | person facepalming

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