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Emoji (from Japanese 絵文字, read えもじ) (pl. emoji) are the tiny pictures you can put on your texts.

The word dates back to the early Japanese mobile phones. With the iPhone's plethora of icons, the word "emoji" became widespread, as it was what the keyboard was named.

It is made of two components, 絵 and 文字, meaning "picture" and "letter" respectively.
Therefore, any claims that tie the word to "emoticon" are etymologically WRONG.

Many teenage girls put way too many emoji in their texts, resulting in more icons than text. Some clever people manage to draw pictures using emoji, or play Connect Four, Tic-Tac-Toe, or even Chess using emoji.
"I'm so bored. Let's play connect four
□□□□□□□
□□□□□□□
□□□□□□□
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Use red"

"Whenever my mom nags me using iMessage, I respond with an emoji of an eggplant. That gets her pissed every time."
Mom: "Do the dishes as soon as you're finished doing nothing."
Clever guy: "(eggplant emoji)"
Mom: "Are you fucking kidding me?"
by otaku sempai kun June 30, 2013
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An Emoji is that little picture you put in your texts. Many shitty phones cannot read these Emoji, so for fuck's sake, don't get a shitty phone.
(Guy with iPhone) *sends Emoji*
(Guy with Nokia) What is that?
(Guy with iPhone) lol its an Emoji, dumbass. *sends Lolface Emoji*
(Guy with Nokia) It's a fucking square!
by EmojiHasTruth April 01, 2015
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1. Things that managed to get on adolescent girls' beds, clothing, etc.
2. The premise of a most-likely shit movie coming in 2017.
3. A new language that will take over the world.
4. Unreadable squares for people without iPhones or Samsungs.
5. Wild animals commonly sighted on social media sites and messaging chats.
1. WOW! Her bed is amazing with those emojis on the sheets!
2. The Emoji Movie - August 11, 2017
3. ✈️🔜🌵🌞

4. Bart: Dude, what are you spamming in the chat?
4b. Ralph: Little circles with eyes!
5. KWEEN: yes!!😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
5b: SELFEE-ADDICT: LMFAO TRUUUUU!!!!!!!!!! 😘😟😤🙂😨🙃☹️😘😰😅😗
by ScamsWow May 28, 2016
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A tiny picture that's used in texting, or emails.
I'm going to post an emoji with this text.
by cgcgcgcg February 27, 2015
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Because typing out an entire word describing something is just was to hard. There fore people use the lazy thing and describe things with tiny pictures.
You: Emoji's are awesome I can type in pictures instead of explaining things with words, I love being lazy!
Me: SHUT UP!!!ಥ_ಥ
by ThatDankMemeGuy July 31, 2016
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U:bae I love u but u can represent it by emojis

Bae:I 💚u too

Cuz: I 👹😈u
by pookie on fleek May 30, 2015
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Apparently a synonym for emoticon, emoji includes the prefix emo- from emotion and emoticon and the suffix -ji, which may come from ganji or kanji, which are the name for japanese and chinese picture words (like heiroglyphs).
four distinct emoji include:

:-)

(_*_)

(.Y.)

also, search "emoji."

:-D
by Soggyfoot November 23, 2011
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