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☠️” meaning: skull and crossbones Emoji

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  • 9.1+

    iOS ☠️Minimum display requirements

  • 6.0.1+

    Android ☠️Minimum display requirements

  • 10+

    Windows ☠️Minimum display requirements

☠️Meaning and Description

This emoji is a classic representation of danger, risk, and the concept of death. Its design is simple yet striking, featuring a white skull💀 with hollow black eyes and nose, set against a pair of crossed bones.

This symbol originated from the Late Middle Ages as a symbol of death and especially as a memento on tombstones. In the 18th century, it became associated with piracy, thanks to its use on pirate flags🏴‍☠️ to intimidate their targets. Today, it's a universal symbol for danger⚠️ and can be seen on hazardous substances to indicate poison.

In the world of emojis, ☠️ carries over these traditional meanings. It is usually related to an extreme sense of danger, fear, or death. It can be used to show that something is very risky, harmful, or fatal, or that someone is very sick, injured, or dead.

Due to its similarity in appearance to 💀, ☠️ is also used to express the concept of "dying of laughter," similar to the popular phrase "I'm dead" or "I'm dying," used when something is extremely funny. In the context of video games🎮️ or fantasy narratives, ☠️ usually signify defeat or the concept of "game over."
💡Extended reading and popular science

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

The meaning of emoji symbol ☠️ is skull and crossbones, it is related to crossbones, death, face, monster, skull, it can be found in emoji category: "😂 Smileys & Emotion" - "😠 Negative Face".

☠️Examples and Usage

🔸 Recently I want to try the Gothic style ☠️🖤.
🔸 Have you seen "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride☠️👰"?
🔸 ☠️ (2620 FE0F) = (2620) + emoji style (FE0F)

☠️Basic Information

Emoji: ☠️
Shortname: skull and crossbones
Apple Name: skull and crossbones
Codepoint: U+2620 FE0F Copy
Decimal: ALT+9760 ALT+65039
Unicode Version: None
Emoji Version: 1.0 (2015-06-09)
Categories: 😂 Smileys & Emotion
Sub Categories: 😠 Negative Face
Keywords: crossbones | death | face | monster | skull | skull and crossbones
Proposal: L2/13‑207

👨‍💻Unicode Information (Advanced Usage)

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