Poggers is a Twitch Emote featuring an illustration of Pepe the Frog making a surprised facial expression, which is used to express excitement or celebration in a similar manner to the PogChamp emote. Like MonkaS, it is one of Twitch’s popular emotes using the frog character.
The emote, stylized as “POGGERS” was submitted to Better Twitch TV on February 23rd, 2017 (shown below). As of October 2020, it is used by over 160,000 Twitch channels.
A question about the spread of Poggers was posted to Twitter by user Shafulyn on November 2nd, 2017. A thread was posted to /r/leagueoflegends on December 25th, 2017. On January 28th, 2018, Urban Dictionary user Seltz posted a definition about the emote (shown below).
Clips and images are also shared with the phrase “Poggers,” meaning the poster is excited about the content.
Variations of the emote include Woggers, OMEGAPOGGERS, and COGGERS.
Use In Memes
On July 15th, 2018, Twitter user cawayee posted a since-deleted viral tweet about a man replying to a nude she sent with “Poggers” (shown below). A meme eventually evolved from this in which Poggers is used outside of Twitch in unfitting situations. On the subreddit /r/okbuddyretard, the use of Poggers in memes was so prevalent that it was banned on May 11th, 2020.