🖕 middle finger emoji meaning

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An emoji of the back of a hand extending the middle finger, often seen as an insult or rude gesture in western culture. The official Unicode naming for the symbol is Reversed Hand with Middle Finger Extended. Also known as flipping the bird or the rude finger.

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How to use middle finger emoji

Imagine you are driving your car and someone endangers you with a reckless road maneuver; this is the kind of scenario in which you would give a middle finger emoji. In real messaging circumstances however, the emoji can be used in two distinct ways; as a defensive tool or as an offensive one. As a defensive tool, you can simply use the emoji by itself (or with a choice expletive) if your friends are ribbing you about something. Let’s say that your choice of jumper is the subject of discussion; a well placed middle finger can be used and will show your disapproval of the conversation. In terms of offense, the middle finger emoji can be mostly used when the shoe is on the other foot and it is your turn to shred someone. When complimented with some choice insults - this emoji can be a pretty devastating tool; just make sure your insults aren’t too offensive - you don’t want to cause bad blood for a bit of emoji fun!

History of the 🖕 emoji

Approved in Unicode 6.0, Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended was added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

CodepointsU+1F595
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Also known as
Dito Medio
Flipping The Bird
Middle Finger
Rude Finger

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