The 🦥 meaning is Sloth. A typical gray sloth clinging to a tree trunk. On most platforms, it even grins at the viewer of the emojis. But when and how do you use the sloth emoji in WhatsApp and other news platforms? The sloth emoji has the meaning laziness and demotivation. For example, if you’ve just gotten up to school, you might say, “I do not feel like going to school right now 🦥” Another example would be, “You’re as lazy as a 🦥” That emoji became Approved as part of Unicode 12.0 in 2019 and added to Emoji 12.0 in 2019.