What Does :P Mean?:P means "Sticking Tongue Out". This icon is typically used when the writer is being cheeky or playful. When typed, the colon represents the eyes, and the "P" represents a mouth with a protruding tongue.
The icon is also commonly seen with a nose or with a winking eye:
- :'( (crying)
- /: (flirting)
- :$ (embarrassed)
- :& (tongue tied)
- :* (kiss)
- :@ (angry)
- :| (disapproval or not funny)
- :< (frowning)
- :> (mischievous smile)
- :0 (surprised)
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Summary of Key Points"Sticking Tongue Out" is the most common definition for :P on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
|Definition:||Sticking Tongue Out|
2: Quite easy to guess
Adults and Teenagers
Image for :PWhen I write :P, I mean this:
eyes (:) and a mouth and tongue (P)
Examples of :P in SentencesHere are examples of :P being used in conversations:
- Janet: You beat me in the English test!
- Simon: :P.
- Kurt Vonnegut: If your brains were dynamite, there wouldn’t be enough to blow your hat off.
- Jill: I don't wear a hat :P.
An Academic Look at :PAs it is a pictorial representation, :P is classified as an icon.
What Did We Used To Say?Before the digital era, we might have said something like "up yours" (in a playful tone) instead of :P.
Example of :P Used in a Text