Definitions

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  • n. Any of the standardized emoticons used in Japanese text messaging.

Etymologies

From Japanese 絵文字 emoji (emoji, emoticon), from e (picture) + 文字 moji (character) (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

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  • was 'moji' chosen instead of another possible word for 'letter' in order to include 'emo' in the word and connect it to the English 'emoticon', or is it some kind of Internet Predestination?

    May 4, 2009

  • Cf. henohenomoheji, the first emoticons. (Or not?)

    March 9, 2009

  • “Emoji (絵文字 ?) is the Japanese term for the picture characters or emoticons used in Japanese wireless messages and webpages. Originally meaning pictograph, the word literally means e "picture" + moji "letter". The characters are used much like emoticons elsewhere, but a wider range is provided, and the icons are standardized and built into the handsets.�?

    Wikipedia

    March 9, 2009