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Ever seen a 🍍 (pineapple) emoji pop up in a text or social media post? You wouldn’t think that this tropical symbol has any alternate meanings, but there’s definitely more to this enigmatic emoji than what meets the eye. Not to worry, thoughβ€”we’re here to give you all the juicy details about the 🍍 (pineapple), so you can be in the know when you see it over text and on social media.

Section 1 of 4:
What does the 🍍 (pineapple) emoji mean?

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    A pineapple fruit. See a 🍍 in a photo caption somewhere? Take a closer look at the picβ€”do you spot a pineapple somewhere? A lot of times, the 🍍 emoji is a colorful way to accent a picture of pineapple, whether it’s in a drink or on a slice of pizza.[1]
    • Some people also use the 🍍 emoji to caption pictures with pineapple patterns and designs.
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    A "complicated" relationship status. In late 2016, a secret "fruit" code took Snapchat by stormβ€”young women would add a specific fruit emoji to their Snapchat profile or Story that secretly represented their relationship status. The prickly but sweet 🍍 signifies a "complicated" relationship, but this fruit-filled code has many other ingredients in the mix:
    • 🫐: Single
    • 🍎: Engaged
    • πŸ’: Committed relationship
    • πŸ‹: Single and loving it
    • 🍌: Married
    • πŸ₯‘: You’re the better half of the relationship
    • πŸ“: Still looking for the right person
    • πŸ”΄ (raspberry): Not interested in commitment
    • 🌰 (raisin): Ready to get married[2]
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    Travel. The classic 🍍 emoji definitely gives off some island vibes, making it the perfect emoji of choice for vacation photos, social media posts, and texts.
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    An homage to Spongebob. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Not surprisingly, the 🍍 is a popular way for people to pay tribute to their favorite cartoon sponge, whether it’s in texts, social media posts, or pictures.
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Section 2 of 4:
How to Use the 🍍 (pineapple) Emoji

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    Show off a tasty pineapple pic. Maybe you’ve just made a refreshing smoothie, or the fruit salad on your plate is just too beautiful not to share. Snap a pic and post it with a pineapple emoji in the caption.[3]
    • "Pineapple upside-down cake is literally the best dessert ever 😍🍍"
    • "Mango + pineapple = perfect breakfast πŸ˜€πŸ₯­πŸ"
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    Update your relationship status on the DL. Revive the old Snapchat trend by sticking a pineapple or 2 in your profile name, or by adding a sticker to your Snapchat Story. No need to add an official caption or anythingβ€”your friends who are in on the "code" will get what you’re trying to say.
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    Caption your vacation and travel pics with a 🍍. Headed to the beach for some much-needed R&R? Share your day in the sun with all your friends and followers, using the 🍍 emoji as a fun, playful addition to your caption.
    • "Living my best life! #islandvibes 🏝️🍍πŸͺΈ"
    • "Not leaving my beach chair for next 3-5 business days β˜€οΈπŸŒŠπŸΉπŸ"
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    Share your love of Spongebob far and wide. Find a hilarious Spongebob meme, or just want to love on your favorite childhood show? The pineapple emoji has got you covered. Upload the picture, write out a silly caption, and finish things off with a 🍍.[4]
    • "Just made an absolute fool of myself at work. Can I be excused for the rest of my life? 🍍"
    • "Substitute teacher was taking attendance and I was so tempted to say β€˜No, this is Patrick’ when she called on me 🍍"
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Section 3 of 4:
How to Reply to the 🍍 (pineapple) Emoji

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    You don’t need to reply to this emoji, as it’s more symbolic than anything else. In many cases, people use the 🍍 emoji to caption their pictures and posts, not as a conversational element.[5] It really depends on the situation, thoughβ€”use your best judgment!
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    Drop a comment on a food pic or vacation photo. Maybe you’re scrolling through your feed and see a fun picture that your friend posted. Take a moment to wish them well on their tropical vacay, or let them know that their pineapple dish looks absolutely delicious (or disgusting, depending on how you roll).
    • "Wish I was there! Drink a piΓ±a colada for me. πŸ’›πŸπŸΉ"
    • "Tell me that isn’t pineapple I’m seeing on your pizza there 🍍🀒"
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    Acknowledge their relationship status if you saw the 🍍 on Snapchat. The Snapchat fruit code is pretty out of vogue now, but there’s still a chance you might see it pop up on your friend’s Story or profile. Let them know that you’re in the know by shooting them a quick reply.[6]
    • "Saw the 🍍 in your Story. Spill!!!"
    • "Is that a 🍍 I spy on your profile? 😏"
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Section 4 of 4:
Alternate 🍍 (pineapple) Emoji Meanings

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    Swinging: The pineapple emoji can symbolize swinging, or an open marriage/partnership. Swingers, while committed to their spouse or partner, also enjoy getting intimate with other non-monogamous partners/swingers.[7] Some swingers advertise their lifestyle to potential partners by hanging up a pineapple door-knocker.[8] So, it isn’t too much of a stretch to assume that the pineapple emoji carries the same meaning!
    • "So, what’s the deal with Dan and Kimmy? 🍍"
    • You might advertise yourself as a swinger on social media with a caption like "πŸπŸ‘€πŸ”₯πŸ’‹ #swing #lifestyle #relationship."
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    Sex: Sex talk definitely isn’t exclusive to the bedroom, but it can feel weird to discuss it outside the privacy of your home. The word "pineapple" is often used as a stand-in for sexβ€”so, if you’re texting your partner and things get a little NSFW, use the 🍍 emoji to get your message across.
    • "Any plans for tonight? 🍍🍍"
    • "Can’t wait for later babe 🍍😍"
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    "That’s What She Said": This classic 2000s/2010s joke has evolved with the help of the 🍍 emoji. Rather than saying "that’s what she said" to a double entendre, people respond by saying the word "pineapple" instead.[9]
    • Them: "So stuck on the graph problems for the calculus homework. I can’t find any of these holes 😠"
      You: "You’re kidding me, right? πŸ˜‚πŸ"
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    Verbal punishment: "Pineapple" as slang for "punishment" comes from Australian work culture, referring to angry bosses reaming out their workers. A 🍍 is just another word for one of these stern outbursts.[10]
    • Them: "How was work today?"
      You: "Awful. Boss gave me a 🍍, and it ruined my day."
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    Australian $50 bill: Depending on the year it was minted, the Australian $50 note can range anywhere from a creamy yellow/beige color to a bright yellow.[11] Because of this, some Australians call these notes "pineapples."[12]
    • "Just got paid! Time to pick up my 🍍🍍🍍"
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    Stoner culture: The "r/trees" subreddit is a big online hangout for members of the stoner community. Within the subreddit, users can upvote different posts with the "upvote" feature, which is represented by a small pineapple symbol.[13] With this in mind, hardcore members of the stoner community might use a 🍍 emoji to represent different aspects of weed culture.
    • Some people use pineapple decor and stickers to show their connection to the stoner community.
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      This article was co-authored by wikiHow staff writer, Janice Tieperman. Janice is a professional and creative writer who has worked at wikiHow since 2019. With both a B.A. and M.A. in English from East Stroudsburg University, she has a passion for writing a wide variety of content for anyone and everyone. In her free time, you can find her working on a new crochet pattern, listening to true crime podcasts, or tackling a new creative writing project. This article has been viewed 19,604 times.
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