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Big Evil Grin (BEG)

Definition - What does Big Evil Grin (BEG) mean?

A big evil grin (BEG) is a specific example of emoticon art that depicts a face with eyebrows and a wide grin. A BEG is often used when a person makes a sly or mischievous comment. This and other emoticons are useful across many different types of digital communication media.

Techopedia explains Big Evil Grin (BEG)

Users create emoticons in digital typing to convey emotion through email, on the Internet, in chat rooms or on social media platforms like Facebook. A big evil grin is a specific idea in emoticon art that can be expressed several different ways.

The most primitive example of a BEG emoticon is done by keyboard typing and looks like this:


Another way to make a BEG emoticon is to use pre-approved codes from developers; for example, Facebook has a list of keyboard shortcuts for creating graphical depictions of a BEG. Most of these feature a round yellow face.

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