What Does </3 Mean?

</3 means "broken hearted." It is the opposite of <3, which is an emoticon for "love" or "I love you."

<3 represents a heart (on its side). Conversely, </3 represents a heart that has been broken in two, so "broken hearted." It is the text equivalent of the broken heart emoji (💔).

We think </3 is a clever emoticon because / is used to close a tag in HTML (the language used to write web pages). For example, in HTML, <b>hello</b> would bold the word "hello." So, technically, </3 is the end of the <3 tag, which means the end of love. That forward slash could also be taken as a slash through the heart. So, this emoticon works on two levels.

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When I write </3, I mean this:

meaning of </3

"Broken Hearted"

Summary of Key Points

"Broken Hearted" is the most common definition for </3 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Broken Hearted
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Example of </3 Used in a Text


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