Clown emoji

Clown emoji meaning

A clown emoji is a classic birthday or circus clown. The clown emoji is also called a creepy clown, an evil clown, and a scary clown. The clown emoji is designed with white face make-up, exaggerated eyes, a red nose, and a broad smile, with two tufts of hair (blue or red). The clown emoji may mean that someone is foolish or silly, or that something is scary or creepy.

Code point characters for clown emoji

A clown face, now known as the clown emoji, was approved in 2016, as part of Unicode 9.0. Later, in the same year, the clown emoji was added to Emoji 3.0.

Suppose you want to type the clown emoji in your messenger, text, website, or blog post. In that case, you should know its computer use characteristics, namely the Unicode code point, Shortcode, Windows codes, HTML entity code, or Alt codes, to get the preferred emoji in few seconds. To do so, follow the below-listed characters to insert the clown emoji in your device:

  • Unicode code point for the clown emoji - U+1F921;
  • Shortcode for the clown emoji - :clown_face: (used for Slack, Github, and Emojipedia); or just :clown:
  • Hex code point for the clown emoji - 1F921;
  • HTML code for the clown emoji in decimal - 🤡
  • HTML code for the clown emoji in hexa- 🤡
  • Windows ALT code for the clown emoji - ALT + 129313
  • Windows ALT X code for the clown emoji - 1F921 + ALT X
  • URL escape code for the clown emoji - %F0%9F%A4%A1.

Other codes include:

  • Bytes (UTF-8) clown emoji code - \xF0\x9F\xA4\xA1;
  • Punycode clown emoji code - xn--9p9h;
  • PHP, Ruby clown emoji code - \u{1F921};
  • Java, JavaScript, JSON clown emoji code - \u1F921;
  • C, C++, Python clown emoji code - \u1F921;
  • Perl clown emoji code - \x{1F921};
  • CSS clown emoji code - \01F921.

How to use clown emoji

The clown emoji is featured with the face of a clown with the traditional look of this character. For instance, the clown emoji wears crazy colorful face paint with ? a red ? nose and a wide smile. Most often, the clown emoji is used in the context of fun-fairs and circuses. Besides, the clown face or clown emoji is used to refer to a real clown for children's birthday parties and other types of holidays, where the clowns are entertainers and typically welcome guests — in that sense, the clown emoji serves as a symbol of fun and laughter.

A bit less often, the clown emoji is used negatively, mainly in creepy messages and references to famous writer Stephen King's "It" character — since many people somehow are afraid of clowns appearance. Besides, many people use this sign to make fun of someone who has done something foolish or inappropriate that does not fit their reality.

Here you can check some popular phrases with the ? clown emoji to use it in web and messengers:

  • "The child had a fantastic birthday party with clowns. ?"
  • "It is absolute clownery. ?"
  • "Clowns are usually creepy ?. "

Below you can see some useful combinations that you can use to make riddles or even message without words. See examples:

  • ? ? - definition: Circus performance.
  • ?‍?‍?‍? ? ? - purpose: Family trip to the circus.
  • ? ? ? ? ? - description: Carnival day.
  • ? ? ? ? ?‍♂️ ? ? ? ?‍ ? ? - meaning: Halloween costumes.
  • ? ? ? - description: Circus performance.

Clown emoji across different devices

Emoji one / Samsung / Twitter / WhatsApp.

Generally, emojis and similar icons may look slightly or quite different across various platforms and systems. Each web service, device, OS, or gadgets may create emojis according to their style, inspiration, or vision. Hence, like other emojis, the clown emoji are also different on each platform, or social networking sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google, Android, Windows, Samsung, HTC, LG, or other versions. For instance, the new Android Oreo has all-new emoji icons, so when you copy and paste it, the emoji character may look quite different on each device.

Here you can see how ? clown emoji looks like on most popular devices:

Apple / Facebook messenger / Google / Microsoft.