👻 Meaning In Text

👻 means being ghosted.

What does 👻 mean?

Emoji 👻 is used to try and tell someone they are aware they are getting ghosted.

To get ghosted means to never receive a text message back after sending one. Someone might use the 👻 emoji when they’re telling the other person they’re aware they are getting ghosted.

Emoji Meaning Emotion
👻 Getting ghosted (no response) Playful
Safe for work Safe for children
Yes Yes
Meaning from a guy Meaning from a girl
Getting ghosted (no response) Getting ghosted (no response)
Year it began trending Primary community
2019 Text messaging

Examples and other meanings

  • “No reply? Guess I’m getting 👻”
    • Emotion: Playful
    • Intention: In this example, a person is using the emoji to suggest that they’re aware they are getting ghosted.
  • “👻 Boo!”
    • Emotion: Playful
    • Intention: Another example where the person is actually referring to getting ghosted and being playful about it.

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