Basically, the skull emoji 💀 stands for danger and death. But it is also used humorously and seriously. Here it stands as a symbol for „laughing yourself to death“.
What does the skull emoji 💀 mean? Meaning, definition, explanation
The skull emoji 💀 depicts a human skull. It appears creepy and yet it can be applied in various situations. If someone wants to express that he is in danger, respectively he applies something wrong, which can ultimately kill him, then the skull emoji 💀 comes into play. However, it can also be used sarcastically, for example, when someone wants to express that their partner is too jealous. In terms of hugging someone, the skull emoji can also be used humorously.
Sometimes it is also used to express when someone is too skinny or when you are hungry. Especially on Halloween, the skull emoji 💀 can be seen with other creepy emojis.
Digital communication without emojis is almost unimaginable for some people. Emojis are there to quickly and easily express one’s point of view or mood. Everything evolves, and so does language, and with it the use of emojis. Mainly the younger generation uses emojis very much for communication.
Generation Z uses emojis as a straightforward and factual language. This generation legitimately has a critical view of the world they are growing up in due to the evolving economic, environmental and political situation. However, emojis are often used ironically, sometimes critically. Too often, emojis are used by Millennials (people born between 1981 and 1998) from their point of view. Among Generation Z, this is an absolute no-go. The most disdained among them are the tear laughing emojis, the heart eye emojis or the emojis with sunglasses.
The skull emoji 💀 has many meanings
Among the younger ones, meanwhile, the skull emoji has become more and more established. Figuratively, this is supposed to stand for „laughing to death“ and thus has the same meaning as a teary-eyed emoji. In addition to the skull emoji 💀, the „crying loudly“ emoji is also fully in trend, which is also used for extreme laughter.
With a so-called emoji tracker, emojis can be counted and evaluated in real time. However, the above-mentioned trend cannot yet be observed. According to this, the emoji laughing with tears of joy is still in first place in 2021. In comparison, the skull emoji is in 50th place. The „crying loudly“ emoji thus still makes it to third place.
Emojis are not always easy to understand. If generations then come along, which give the emojis a different meaning, it becomes even more difficult. Some emojis are even considered uncool among Generation Z because they are often used by older people.
According to the report, the emoji with the tears of joy among TikTok users in particular is a relic from the „Stone Age.“ Many younger people say they no longer use this emoji because it is too frequently used by older people. Others avoid it because they have noticed that their own parents often use it.
The laughing emoji is also increasingly out of fashion and is also considered uncool among Generation Z. Generation Z includes people born from the year 2000 onwards.
About the skull emoji 💀
The skull emoji 💀 has been around since 2015. It was approved for Unicode 6.0 back in 2010, but was only added to documentation „Emoji Version 1.0“ in 2015.