person shrugging 🤷

What does the Shrug Emoji mean?

The person shrugging emoji showcases a person in a purple sweater shrugging with their hands raised. The head is tilted to the left, and the person has a slightly open mouth. The default emoji is yellow, but there are other skin colors that the user can choose from. This emoji is often used to say “IDK” or “I don’t know.” In general, it is used to convey that the person is unaware, ignorant, or simply lacks information or understanding on the topic. Some people also use this to express sarcasm, wherein they tease their friend by pretending that they do not know when they actually do. Aside from this, the emoji is also used to express a carefree attitude.

🤷 Person Shrugging is a fully-qualified emoji as part of Unicode 9.0 which was introduced in 2016.

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This Person Shrugging Is Also Known As:

shrugging emoji

shrug emoji

ignorance emoji

I don’t know emoji

IDK emoji

feigning ignorance

pretending to not know

pretending to not care emoji

Person Shrugging Emoji On Different Platforms

Person Shrugging Emoji History

Person Shrugging Emoji is created in the year 2016.

Person Shrugging Emoji Unicode Data