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What Does X_X Mean?X_X is an icon showing a dead person's face. An X or + has long been used in cartoons for the eyes of dead people. (See also +_+.)
When used online, X_X does not usually mean "dead" however. It usually means something like "I wish I were dead," "I'm so embarrassed," or "I'm gutted."
Image for X_XWhen I write X_X, I mean this: X and + have long been used for the eyes of dead people in cartoons.
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Definition for X_XX_X means "Dead," but it is also used to mean "embarrassed" or "gutted." This is the most common definition for X_X on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
|Definition:||Dead, Embarrassed, or Gutted|
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Examples of X_X in SentencesHere are examples of X_X being used in conversations:
- Charlie: Is it true you froze up during your interview?
- Jordan: Yes, X_X
- Tony: X_X
- Jordan: What's the matter?
- Tony: My mum just found my "special magazine" collection!
An Academic Look at X_XX_X is classified as an icon. In other words, it is a symbol that represents something.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I wish a hole would swallow me up" or "kill me now" instead of X_X.
Example of X_X Used in a Text
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