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What Does peepoShy Mean? – Origin & How To Use It

If you have been in a Twitch stream you may have seen people type, or heard people say “peepoShy”. But what does this word and emote mean? 

In this article I go over the meaning of “peepoShy”, the origin, and how you can use this emote on Twitch and Youtube as a viewer and as a streamer. 

What Does The peepoShy Emote Mean?

The peepoShy emote is meant to convey shyness or bashfulness in a stream. The emote can be used because of something someone says or something someone does on stream that makes a person feels bashful.

peepoShy Emote

peepoShy Emote Origin

The peepoShy emote is based on Peepo, who is derived from Pepe the Frog, a cartoon created by Matt Furie in 2005. The peepoShy emote was originally uploaded to FFZ on March 22nd, 2020 by rawvoltage and then to BTTV on April 29th, 2020 by ShinjiDude.

Although the emote is based on Pepe the Frog, the real idea for the emote itself came from the monkaS emote.

The monkaS emote was originally used on 4chan in 2011, and has since grown into one of the most popular emotes/memes on the internet.

The monkaS emote has even inspired other popular emotes such as as monkaWmonkaH, and monkaEyes.

However, although the original idea for the peepoShy emote may have come from the monkaS emote, it is not Pepe the Frog (or monka) who is featured in the emote.

In fact, the peepoShy emote is based off of Peepo, a derivative of Pepe the Frog. Peepo’s real name is Apu Apustaja which means “help helper” in English.

Peepo is often referred to as a younger, cuter, more lively looking version of Pepe the Frog. Although the idea for Peepo came from Pepe the Frog, the two are two different characters or memes if you will.

The idea for Peepo came from a Finnish message board several years ago and then in 2017 the first Peepo emote was uploaded to FFZ and Twitch users fell in love with it.

From there, emotes and memes depicting Peepo began to explode in popularity. Today, Peepo based emotes are some of the most popular emotes on platforms such as Twitch, Youtube, and Discord.

The peepoShy emote is just an example of an emote based on Peepo, although it is one of the more popular Peepo based emotes.

The peepoShy emote is currently used on over 65,000 Twitch channels and is currently the 40th most popular emote on BTTV.

The BTTV version of this emote is much more popular than the FFZ version of this emote and that is largely due to the fact that the BTTV version is animated whereas the FFZ version is not.

How To Use The peepoShy Emote On Twitch

  1. Add the FFZ or the BTTV Google extensions to your Twitch account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the peepoShy emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “peepoShy” in the streamer’s Twitch chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The peepoShy emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

Make sure you type peepoShy exactly as it appears with the correct spelling and capitalization. If you don’t, it won’t work. Also, a streamer must have the emote enabled on either BTTV or FFZ in order for it to work. 

Another cool thing is that if you are on PC, you can just click the little emoji button and select which emote you want to send in Twitch chat.

Twitch Emote Button

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Twitch account and adding FFZ to your Twitch account. These guides are helpful for both streamers and viewers. 

How To Use The peepoShy Emote On Youtube

  1. Add the BTTV Google extension to your Youtube account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the peepoShy emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “peepoShy” in the streamer’s chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The peepoShy emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Youtube account. This guide will help regardless if you are a streamer or a viewer. 

Unfortunately, FFZ and Youtube Gaming are not currently compatible and so you will only be able to use this emote on Youtube with the BTTV extension. 

When To Use The peepoShy Emote?

The peepoShy emote is best used in situations where a user feels shy or somewhat embarrassed. For example, if a streamer gives a shoutout to a viewer on stream, the viewer may use this emote as a way to show they are blushing from all of the attention.

Why Is The peepoShy Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

Here are common reasons why the peepoShy emote may not be appearing in chat:

  1. The viewer trying to use the emote does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  2. The streamer does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  3. The streamer does not have the peepoShy emote enabled on their channel.
  4. The viewer is trying to use the emote on mobile.
  5. The person did not type “peepoShy” correctly.
  6. Twitch or Youtube banned the emote.

The reasons listed above are the most common reasons why the peepoShy emote won’t work in chat. 

If you feel like you have checked off everything listed above, and the peepoShy emote still won’t work for you, then check out my article here where I go into more detail as to why your emotes may not be working and how to fix it. 

How To Pronounce peepoShy?

The correct way to pronounce peepoShy is “pee-po-shy.” First you say the word “pee” normally, then you say “po” (the ‘o’ makes a long ‘o’ sound as in the word ‘cope’), and lastly you say the word “shy” normally. Pee-po-Shy.

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