The 🙈 emoji has the meaning See-No-Evil Monkey. It belongs to the category Animals & Nature Emojis. It is also known as Cheeky Monkey and Monkey Covering Eyes. What is the meaning of the monkey, who keeps his eyes closed with his hands? Many will surely have received a message with one of the three available monkey emojis in WhatsApp or Facebook and then the question quickly comes up, what does the monkey really mean with his hands in front of his eyes? Although the meaning of the three-monkeys is certainly known to many, this emoji is mostly used for two situations. On the one hand, if you are ashamed of something and therefore keep your eyes shut and on the other hand as “Facepalm”. Sometimes the 🙈 monkey who closes his eyes with his hands is also used as an abbreviation for “I did not see anything” or “I do not want to see it”, but that always depends on the context of the message. This Emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 and thus in the year 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.