TikTok has its own vocabulary full of slang terms, phrases and acronyms, and it’s often difficult to work out what they mean. 

‘Cheugy’, ‘heather, ‘ratio’ and ‘simp’ are just a selection of the app’s bizarre slang words, and now TikTok users have started using emojis too. 

That’s right, emojis, like the brain, chair and nails all have hidden meanings. Confusing, right?

One emoji that’s commonly used on TikTok is the corn emoji, 🌽, but what does it mean? Hint: It’s pretty raunchy.

TikTok – Hum Nose Trailer

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What does corn mean?

If you see someone writing the world ‘corn’ or using the corn emoji, they mean p*rn.

People use the corn when discussing things related to adult p*rnography, erotic films and videos that present sexually explicit content.

TikTok users use the corn emoji to represent p*rn as the two words rhyme, but that’s not the only reason.


People tell me it’s delicious! 👩‍🌾 🌽 #fypシ #rue21BeYouChallenge #tothesalon

♬ original sound – NashCash

Why do people use the corn emoji?

Internet users use the corn emoji when talking about p*rn because TikTok bans certain words from being used on the app.

In its Community Guidelines, TikTok said they “do not allow nudity, pornography, or sexually explicit content” on the platform.

“We also prohibit content depicting or supporting non-consensual sexual acts, the sharing of non-consensual intimate imagery, and adult sexual solicitation,” they continued.

Whilst this mainly concerns x-rated videos and language, explicit language can also result in videos being taken down.

So, to avoid their content being reported or removed, people use the corn emoji when talking about p*rnographic content instead.


Watching our 🌽 video we made @ninamilanoofficial #fun #huh #intuition #goal #wildlife #remix #film #happy #whatdoesitmean

♬ P – sophie

Another emoji with a raunchy meaning

The corn isn’t the only emoji with a secret raunchy meaning, the brain does too.

What do you think the brain emoji means? Something to do with thinking or intelligence right? Well, that’s what most people think, but that’s not the case in TikTok world. 

‘Brain’ is actually a slang term used by young people to refer to giving oral s*x. So, whenever you see the ‘🧠’ emoji being used on TikTok, it’s code for something x-rated.

You’ll never look at the brain emoji the same way again!

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