What Does :-P Mean?

:-P means "Sticking Tongue Out." This icon represents cheekiness or playfulness. When typed using the characters of a keyboard, the colon represents the eyes, the hyphen represents the nose, and the "P" represents a mouth with a tongue.

The icon also exists with a winking eye and without a nose: Similar icons include:

Image for :-P

When I write :-P, I mean this:

meaning of :-P

eyes (:), nose (-), and a mouth with tongue (P)

Summary of Key Points

"Sticking Tongue Out" is the most common definition for :-P on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Sticking Tongue Out
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of :-P in Sentences

Here are examples of :-P being used in conversations:
  • Carl: Would you like your nose back? I found it in my business :-P.
  • Dawn: You're a funny guy. I'll kill you last.

An Academic Look at :-P

Being a pictorial representation, :P is an icon. (The definition of an icon is a graphic representation of something, a person or thing that is symbolic.)

Example of :-P Used in a Text

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