What Does :/ Mean?

:/ is an emoticon used to indicate indecision, skepticism, exasperation, and annoyance.

The emoticon :/ is one of the most difficult to define. It can indicate a wide range of emotions, including (but not limited to) indecision, skepticism, exasperation, and annoyance.

When it comes to understanding :/, context is vital! For example:

  • Toni: What's your biggest weakness?
  • Jordan: Indecisiveness... I think :/
  • Sam: What do you think of skepticism?
  • Les: :/ I'm not sure I buy it.
  • Lee: I'm running a little late. Be there in twenty minutes.
  • Dee: You'll be late for your own funeral. :/
  • Lee: Hope so!
  • Jo: If everywhere you go there's a problem, guess what?
  • Ali: :/ I am going to unfollow you in real life!

Summary of Key Points

"Indecision, skepticism, exasperation, and annoyance" are some of the most common definitions of the emoticon :/ on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:Indecision, Skepticism, Exasperation, Annoyance
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for :/

When I write :/, I mean this:

meaning of :/
The :/ emoticon might also mean skepticism, exasperation, and annoyance (amongst other things).


An Academic Look at :/

:/ is an emoticon (i.e., an icon used to express an emotion or sentiment).

Emoticons are pictorial representations of facial expressions, constructed with punctuation marks, letters, numbers and other characters found on a keyboard.

Example of :/ Used in a Text


See Also

Learn how to insert special punctuation symbols Text-speak using just numbers EMOTICON (a graphic showing an emotion) ('_') (emoticon representing boredom) (H) (cool dude, heart emoticon) O7 (salute emoticon) UWU (cute face emoticon, song title)