:P
An emoticon generally meant to look like a face with a tongue hanging out. like other emoticons/smileys, it's frequently used in IM conversations, forum posts text messages, etc., especially by younger people. It usually signifies one of the following:

1. Somewhat sheepish (but good-humored) acknowledgment of (usually one's own) silliness, foolishness, absentmindedness, or ineptness. While often used to reflect one's own state, it is also used in reference to others or situations.

2. Mild disgust, in other words, a stand-in for "ew" "yuck". (More profound revulsion can be expressed with "XP", which is similarly meant to depict a hanging tongue, but adds eyes squinted shut or nearly shut)

3. Tongue sticking out tauntingly. (Less common. As said earlier, :P is usually is interpreted as a tongue *hanging* out, not protruding straight forward)

This emoticon is a less literal depiction of expression than some other emoticons. For instance, someone who says in an IM conversation "I totally flunked the history test today :P" would not be likely to actually let his or her tongue actually loll out thus if the same conversation was held face-to-face. It probably has its roots in long standing cartoon practice of showing stupid/knocked-out/dazed people with their tongues limply hanging out like a dog's tongue on a hot day.

The P is often capitalized, but not always. Additionally, there are variants forms like :-P, =P, :b, :-b, :-Þ, , etc.
1. "I suck at football :P"
2. "Ugh, that fat, hairy, naked guy bicycled past my house again today. :P"
3. "I got the lead role in the play, so ha! :P"
by PlayGo April 27, 2010
:-p
A smiley sticking there toung out!!!
:-p< thats my fav. smiley
Mine 2!!
by Sam August 08, 2004
:P
a face used when conversing in im lingo.
commonly referred to as a spitting face, used to demonstrate that you are in fact joking.
i love you :P
by thegamer102 May 17, 2009
:P'
An emoticon showing drooling.
A: Hey, do you like cheesecake?
B: Mmmmm, cheeesecake :P'
by ajvan December 24, 2010
(:p
gangstahh smily
yo wassup !? (:p
by céliaxxoo August 30, 2010
:)P
= excitement

more excited and impetuous than simple smiley emoticon, and indicative of a *happy* and sincere tongue stuck out--no sarcasm here.
Amy:
I just asked richie to make me red velvet soy ice cream
:)P
by salad days March 03, 2009
:P
Annoying\ cute way to stick your tongue out at someone. Usually comes after an insult.
Text: You suck... :P JK
by allpunsintended June 14, 2012
:'P
Generally meant to describe one's happiness and rejection at the same time.
sam:- You are a bitch.
patty:- :'P
by Xeon Musk April 19, 2011

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