MonkaS: learn more about MonkaS emote meaning on Twitch
Monkas or MonkaS as it’s sometimes spelled is a popular Twitch emote, used by both gamers and non-gamers. It’s part of one of the most famous emote/meme-families ever – Pepe! Pepe the frog took the world by storm when he and his badly drawn green variations first appeared on the net.
Monkas is one of them – it can be traced back all the way to 2011, when it appeared on a 4chan thread. Of course, it’s been a long time since then, and Monkas wasn’t actually an emote until 2016, when it was uploaded through a Twitch extension.
Specifically, FrankerFaceZ’s Twtich extension. A few months later, in February 2017, it was already quite popular and often used on Reddit (rather than Twitch). From there, it really took off. After being used on Forsen’s community page, the rest of Twitch quickly picked it up and the Monkas emote spread.
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What’s Monkas meaning on Twitch?
As one of the more relatable memes or Twitch emotes, it is used in moments of intense action, anxiety-inducing sections or during otherwise emotive moments. The illustration itself – commonly a Monkas PNG – shows the green Pepe frog sweating, his eyes bulging and squinting a little.
In IRL streams it’s often used during rants, while in gaming chats, it tends to appear during tense or stressful gameplay moments. Monkas has been floating around Twitch for some time, along with other popular Pepe emotes. These include Pepehands, Poggers, Feelsbadman and Feelsgoodman, among others.
Using Monkas emote
Monkas is available through the third party BetterTwitchTV add-on, along with several other versions of it. That’s right, people were quick to come up with their own variations of Monkas anxiety-ridden look. The most popular variations include monkaOMEGA, monkaThink and monkaW.
They all still indicate the same thing – a tense moment for the audience. By now though, it’s also used ironically and has even become a meme in and of itself, as often happens with popular emotes like this one. Unlike other Pepe emotes which are named after just what they display, this one has its own distinct name.
This is believed to be owed to a subscriber by the name of MonkaSenpai, who used the monkas emote as his own personal emote. He was a subscriber of Nymn, who eventually co-opted it and named it monkaS – at which point, it took off worldwide!
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