BOOBA is another variation of the Pepe the Frog meme and emote family. It looks like Pepe the Frog in a tux with a smile and huge, bulging, cartoonish eyes.
For those wondering what BOOBA means, it’s basically the word “boobs” misspelled. We’ll talk more about its origin below.
What is the meaning of the BOOBA emote?
BOOBA basically expresses that something sexy happened on stream. It could be that the streamer is hot or sexy, or something sexy happened on stream. BOOBA could also be used ironically for situations like seeing a game character or pet’s butt on stream.
How to Use the BOOBA Emote
If you want to use the BOOBA emote, you’ll have to make sure you have either the BTTV browser extension or the FrankerfaceZ browser extension. BTTV seems to be the more popular choice between streamers, but you’ll still be able to see BOOBA as long as you have one or the other.
Installing the browser extensions is really simple, here’s how to do it:
- Visit the BTTV or the FrankerFaceZ websites and download the right extension for the browser you use. Once you download, click install, and you’re good to go.
- These extensions offer a lot of functionality aside from showing emotes, and you can explore them by configuring your settings. To configure them, just go to any streamer’s chat and click on the gear icon under the chatbox to bring up the settings menu.
You may have to refresh the page or restart your browser for the emotes to start showing up.
Where Did the BOOBA Emote Come From?
BOOBA came from Pepe the Frog, a meme that originated in 2005 when it was first published online by illustrator and creator Matt Furie. Merely three years later, Pepe the Frog started getting popular on the message board site, 4Chan. Because of its popularity on 4Chan, Pepe the Frog became a global meme in 2015.
In 2015, BTTV added the FeelsBadMan and FeelsGoodMan emotes to be used through their browser extension. In 2020, a 4Chan member replied on a thread with “BOOBA” and a Pepe the Frog image that soon became the BOOBA emote. Nowadays, the BOOBA emote can also be found in animated style.
When Should You Use the BOOBA Emote?
The BOOBA emote is used when someone finds something “sexy” happening on stream. It could also be used to express that someone is sexy or hot.
Sometimes, BOOBA is used ironically – such as when a pet’s butt is visible on stream, or something like that happens on a game or stream.