shruggie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shrug +‎ -ie

Noun[edit]

shruggie (plural shruggies)

  1. (Internet slang) An emoticon denoting a shrug; particularly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
    • 2014 May 21, Robinson Meyer, “The Best Way to Type ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      As Kyle Chayka writes in a new history of the symbol at The Awl, the meaning of the “the shruggie” is always two, if not three- or four-, fold. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ represents nihilism, “bemused resignation,” and “a Zen-like tool to accept the chaos of universe.” It is Sisyphus in unicode.

See also[edit]

  • 🤷 (shrug emoji)