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The KEKW emote is usually used when you want to express laughter on Twitch.

It shows the face of Spanish comedian and actor Juan Joya Borja, better known to many as the "Spanish Laughing Guy". 

As usual for emotes with a "W" at the end, the section of the face is very small and very zoomed in. But what does KEKW actually mean? The meaning of KEKW is relatively simple, people use it on Twitch and other platforms mainly when they want to express a laugh, similar to LUL or OMEGALUL. The name KEKW, on the other hand, can be traced back to the fact that "KEK" is the Korean variant of "LOL", so it is also used for virtual laughter.

After a clip from a Spanish TV show went viral due to Borja's infectious laughter, the scene quickly became the basis for countless memes and spread like wildfire on the Internet. This laid the foundation for the KEKW emote. 

With increased usage in the streams of xQc and AdmiralBulldog, the emote quickly grew in popularity and has been a popular way to express laughter on Twitch since 2019.