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“🤷” meaning: person shrugging, idk Emoji

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🤷Meaning and Description

Meet the "🤷" emoji, fondly known as the "Person Shrugging" or "IDK" (I don't know) emoji. The emoji depicts a human figure with a short neck and arms raised in a shrugging gesture, the palms are facing upward, indicating a gesture of confusion or uncertainty. The facial features are simplified, with simple eyes and a mouth that may be either straight or slightly downturned.

Coming from the expressive world of human acts, the 🤷 emoji encapsulates the spirit of someone shrugging, acknowledging the many times in life when we simply don't have an answer🤔. This emoji is ideal for expressing the attitude about lack of knowledge or care about a particular topic or situation. It can also be written as shrug or shruggie and typed as '¯_(ツ)_/¯'. It is usually used to express indifference, self-acceptance, ignorance, passive-aggression, annoyance, or uncertainty.

In everyday chat and the lively realm of social media, the "🤷" emoji has found a firm footing. It is frequently used to signify a feeling of "I don't know" or "Whatever, I don't care💅". It can be said a digital shorthand for expressing a reaction to something that seems unimportant, uncertain, or simply unknowable❓.

The male version of this emoji is "🤷‍♂️", representing a 'Man Shrugging', and the female version is "🤷‍♀️", representing a 'Woman Shrugging'. By default, this emoji is depicted with a neutral skin tone but can be personalized with different skin-tone options.
💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol 🤷 is person shrugging, it is related to doubt, ignorance, indifference, shrug, it can be found in emoji category: "👌 People & Body" - "🙋 Gesture".

🤷 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:

🤷Examples and Usage

🔸 When you are at work, your mother sent a message to ask if you saw where her glasses were. You can only reply, "I am not at home and I don't know 🤷‍♀️". A friend told you that she saw your ex-boyfriend shopping with another girl, and you said, "What's the matter with me 🤷‍♀️", showing a careless look, but only you know whether you care or not.

🤷Basic Information

Emoji: 🤷
Shortname: person shrugging
Apple Name: person shrugging
Known as: idk
Codepoint: U+1F937 Copy
Decimal: ALT+129335
Unicode Version: 9.0 (2016-06-03)
Emoji Version: 3.0 (2016-06-03)
Categories: 👌 People & Body
Sub Categories: 🙋 Gesture
Keywords: doubt | ignorance | indifference | person shrugging | shrug
Proposal: L2/14‑174, L2/15‑054

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🤷Popularity rating over time

🤷 Trend Chart (U+1F937) - emojiall.com 100 75 50 25 0 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 🤷 www.emojiall.comemojiall.com
Date Range: 2019-05-12 - 2024-05-12
Update Time: 2024-05-14 17:08:35 UTC
🤷and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has undergone several large changes.In 2019 and 2022, the trend of its popularity converge.

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