TikTok users have a lot of slangs and abbreviations and they sometimes use emojis too. But what does ? mean on the platform?
Find out the meaning of this emoji below and then learn how and where you can use them on the app.
What does ? mean on TikTok?
This emoji is called “Moai” or “Moyai”. If you want to type out the command to use emoji then you have to use “:moyai:” to get this emoji.
According to the Dictionary.com website, it is an Eastern Island Statue emoji pronounced as “moh why”. The meaning of the emoji is –
The moai emoji depicts a head with elongated ears, nose, and a heavy brow, appearing to be carved out of gray stone.
Use of the moai emoji is usually meant to imply strength or determination, and it’s also used frequently in Japanese pop-culture posts.
The origin of the emoji
The Moai is a rock carving from Easter Island in Polynesia. The oversized heads are the largest features of these monolithic creations.
The origin of this emoji is not clear as some claim that it is made with reference to the statue of Moyai from the Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan which is a landmark of that place.
But the emoji is more similar to the relics found on the Eastern islands. So the emoji could be made for the Japanese landmark or with regards to the Polynesian relics.
The emoji was added as a part of Unicode 6.0 in the year 2010. It was named “Moyai” but some time later the name was changed to “Moai”. This emoji is supported by the most commonly used platforms like Apple, Google, Whatsapp, Microsoft, LG, HTC, Facebook. Twitter, etc.
When and where to use the emoji
The basic meaning of this emoji is to express a deadpan look or to convey a stoic expression. So if you feel like someone in a TikTok video is being stupid, use this emoji.
You can also use this emoji in a caption to express your opinion about something in your video.