nounpl. emoji, also e·mo·jis
- A standardized ideogrammatic icon, as of a face or a heart, used especially in electronic messages or on webpages.
- Such icons considered collectively.
Origin of emojiJapanese e picture ( from Old Japanese we ) ( from Early Middle Chinese &ggr;wəjh ) moji writing ( from Old Japanese monji, moji ) ( from Early Middle Chinese mun dz&istroke;h ) ( (also the source of Mandarinwénzì ) ) ( mun mark, writing ) ( (from Old Chinese mə soot ) ( -n n. suffix, since Chinese ink is traditionally made from soot) ) ( dz&istroke;h symbol, character ; see kanji . )