What does πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ mean? The 'two fingers touching' emojis are all over TikTok

11 March 2020, 20:20

The two index fingers together emoji, which started on TikTok, has now been turned into a meme and is taking over Twitter.

TikTok has become the new go-to hub for trends, challenges and dance crazes and it's also introduced a number of new phrases that are now spreading to Twitter and Instagram.

One of those you may have already heard is 'CEO'. 'CEO' is basically a new way of saying 'Queen of being iconic' or 'Queen of having a sword' (as one would usually describe Carly Rae Jepsen, for example.) On TikTok, you'll see comments like 'CEO of drinking kombucha' or 'CEO of saving the turtles.' You get the drift...

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But today, we're here to discuss a new meme trend on the app, and it involves two finger emojis pointing to each other. What does it mean? And where did it come from?

What does πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ mean on TikTok?

Wha does the two fingers touching emoji mean on TikTok?
Wha does the two fingers touching emoji mean on TikTok? Picture: E!, Unscripted via YouTube

So, what do the two finger emojis pointing at each other actually mean? The emoji phrase has now made it over to Twitter where everyone is just as confused.

The majority of people agree that it means 'shy'. As if you were twiddling your fingers together, nervously. The emojis can often be paired with the πŸ₯Ίemoji too, for extra nervous vibes.

The emoji sequence can be used if you're about to ask someone a soft, yet risky question, or if you're just feeling hella shy.

Here it is in full effect:

Other explanations claim that the emojis mean you're horny, and Urban Dictionary – which can be edited by anyone, FYI – also says that the emojis can be used to mean "gay sex". So there's also that.