emoji 🤷🏾 person shrugging: medium-dark skin tone svg

“🤷🏾” meaning: person shrugging: medium-dark skin tone 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

🤷🏾 (person shrugging: medium-dark skin tone) = 🤷 (person shrugging) + 🏾 (medium-dark skin tone)


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

🔸 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: medium-dark skin tone
Codepoint: U+1F937 1F3FE Copy
Decimal: ALT+129335 ALT+127998
Unicode Version: None
Emoji Version: 3.0 (2016-06-03)
Categories: 👌 People & Body
Sub Categories: 🙋 Gesture
Keywords: doubt | ignorance | indifference | medium-dark skin tone | person shrugging | shrug
Proposal: L2/14‑173, L2/14‑174, L2/15‑054

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