Sadge Twitch Emote Meaning & Origin

What does Sadge mean on Twitch?

Sadge is a variant of the popular MonkaS and Pepega emotes and features Pepe the frog with a long, sad face, hence the name, Sadge.

Sad is rumored to be a combination of both Sad + Cringe.

The meaning of Sadge is that you’re sad or disappointed about something that happened. It can also be used to convey your anger about something sad that happened.

For example if someone is being a third imposter in an among us game, that’s sadge.


What is the origin of the Sadge emote on Twitch?

The origin of Sadge dates all the way back to 2005 when Matt Furie posted the ‘Boys Club’ comic to his MySpace which featured Pepe the frog.

Pepe the frog then got picked up by 4chan users in 2008 and by 2015 it had become an internet-wide meme and many variations of the frog started popping up online.

It didn’t take long for Pepe the frog to find its way to Twitch as just one year after it became a meme, user MonkaSenpai uploaded the MonkaS emote.

From there on out, many variations of Pepe the frog started popping up on Twitch such as Pepega, MonkaHmm, and so on.

On January 3rd, 2020, Sadge was uploaded to BetterTTV by user Redshell and 6 days later it was uploaded to FrankerFaceZ as well.

Almost immediately, Sadge was picked up by Forsen’s community, the same Twitch community who turned MonkaS and other Twitch emotes into global memes.

Due to the popularity of previous Pepe and monka emotes, it didn’t take long before Sadge was a real hit and became one of the most popular emotes on Twitch.

Not just the emote became popular though, the word Sadge also got picked up as everyday slang in both the Twitch community and other online communities. Nowadays, Sadge is a meme that is way bigger than just Twitch.

The Sadge emote is enabled on over 57,000 channels on Twitch through FrankerFaceZ and 90,000 channels on BetterTTV.

According to Stream Elements, Sadge has been used over 28,000,000 times on FFZ and is in the top 35 FrankerFaceZ emotes.

On BetterTTV it’s a top 100 emote with 22,000,000 uses.

How to use the Sadge emote on Twitch

If you want to use Sadge on Twitch, you will have to install the FrankerFaceZ browser extension. Otherwise, just text will pop up for you.

  1. Go to Frankerfacez.com select your browser and download the browser extension, you will then be able to see the Sadge emote on supported Twitch channels.
  2. Alternatively, you can also go to BetterTTV.com and install this browser extension. On BetterTTV you can see FrankerFaceZ emotes as well. To enable these, head on over to chat settings on any Twitch chat and enable FrankerFaceZ emotes.

If you wish to add the Sadge and other emotes to your OWN Twitch channel, you can do so by signing in to FrankerFaceZ using your Twitch credentials and authorizing your Twitch account. Next, you can head over to the emote list and add Sadge to your Twitch channel.

Afterward, your viewers will then be able to use the Sadge emote on your Twitch channel and they will be able to see it if they have FrankerFaceZ/BTTV installed as a browser extension (which the majority does already anyway).

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