A face with tightly-close (boomerang) eyes, open mouth and tongue sticking out. Just silly and undoubtedly friendly.
Emoji History The emoji code/ image log of changes.
This emoji was part of the proprietary / non-standardized emoji set first introduced by Japanese carriers like Softbank. These emojis became part of the Apple iPhone starting in iOS 2.2 as an unlockable feature on handsets sold in English speaking countries.
In iOS 5 / OSX 10.7, the underlying code that the Apple OS generates for this emoji was changed.
Emoji General Information
Twitter Emoji Popularity (Rank)
69 of 2393
Google Android Picture
Google Hangouts Picture
LG Emoji Picture
Samsung Emoji Picture
Phantom Open Emoji Picture
"Short Code" Name
Tongue, Kidding, Silly, Playful, Ecstatic
Face with Stuck-Out Tongue and Tightly-Closed Eyes
Unicode Category Information
So happy you can't control yourself. Probably drunk. Kidding, not serious. iEmoji old name: Ecstatic.
Proposed Unicode Information & Notes
Faces and Smiley's
Names & Annotations
FACE WITH STUCK-OUT TONGUE AND TIGHTLY-CLOSED EYES Old name: FACE WITH STUCK-OUT TONGUE * kidding, not serious Temporary Notes: with eyelids pulled down for additional effect