2022 Emoji Meanings: An Ultimate Emoji Dictionary for Parents and Guardians

Haley Zapal | July 02, 2020 | Kids and Technology Parenting Tips

**This blog post on emoji meanings was updated on May 6, 2022.**

You probably know some of the slang terms your child uses while texting, but you may be completely baffled by all of the emoji slang they use to chat with friends. But don’t worry — we’ve explained some of the most common emoji slang meanings that teens and tweens use so you can know what they’re actually saying. Warning: some of these can be a little 🌶️ (explained below). 

Bark's Emoji Dictionary

You can also download our shareable Emoji Dictionary PDF in case you know someone who has just got to get up to speed on the emoji meanings behind these inscrutable teen hieroglyphics, or even try text monitoring to get even more insights into your kid's world. Note: This emoji meanings guide is meant to provide a broad overview because emojis can have multiple meanings and be used in many different ways.

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  1. 🍆 — Penis
  2. 🥴 — Used to express drunkenness, sexual arousal, or a grimace
  3. 🍑 — Butt
  4. 🥵 — Means "hot" in a sexual sense; a kid might comment this on their crush's Instagram selfie, for example
  5. 🚛 — “Dump truck,” which refers to a large and/or shapely bottom
  6. 🌮 — Vagina
  7. 🙃 — Used to express annoyance about something
  8. 🤡 — Used when getting caught in a mistake or when feeling like a fraud
  9. 👻 — Indicates being “ghosted” (dumped with no explanation)
  10. 🧢 — Symbolizes a lie, which could also be called a “cap”
  11. 👉👈 — Shy, nervous (usually in the context of flirting)
  12. 🧿 — Represents warding off the "evil eye"
  13. 🧠 — Oral sex
  14. 💦 — Ejaculation
  15. 👅 — May indicate sexual activity, especially oral sex
  16. ⏳ — Used when someone has an “hourglass” body shape
  17. 🥶 — Often used in response to a snarky or "savage" comment (as in, "That was cold"
  18. 😈 — Feeling frisky or naughty
  19. 👁️ 👄 👁️ — A response that means, “It is what it is”
  20.  🧚‍♀️✨— Can be used in comments to denote a sarcastic, mean-spirited tone
  21. 🍃 — Emoji slang for Marijuana/weed
  22. 🤤 — Desiring someone sexually (often used in response to nudes)
  23. 🍒 — Breasts/testicles/virginity
  24. 🍝 — Represents nudes, which are often called “noods”
  25. 👀 — Used when sending or receiving nudes
  26. 💳 — Often used on TikTok to express wanting something portrayed in the video
  27. 💯 — A stamp of approval; “I agree”
  28. 🔨 — Used to refer to sexual activity
  29. 🌶️ — Indicates “spiciness,” i.e., inappropriate or risque content
  30. 🌽 — Represents "porn," especially on TikTok

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