☠️ Skull and Crossbones

Emoji Meaning

A cartoon human skull atop an X-shaped pair of bones, as on a pirate flag or poison symbol. Samsung’s design previously displayed a skull and crossbones on a yellow triangle, indicating a hazardous material.

May represent various ideas of death or danger, e.g., dying from laughter or killing it with great skill. May also represent various pirate characters or mascots.

Popular around Halloween. Not to be confused with 💀 Skull, though their applications may overlap.

Skull and Crossbones was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

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Apple Name

☠️ Skull and Crossbones



See also



  • Skull and Crossbones Emoji Proposal: L2/13-207