What Does “Sadge” Mean? Twitch’s Popular Emote

Curious about the meaning of “:sadge” on Twitch? Wonder no more! 

“Sadge” is actually an emote used by viewers in the chat section. It appears as a phrase because it can only be used with a third-party extension. 

So, what exactly does “sadge” mean and how can you use it on Twitch

Let’s dive into the topic and explore the four things you need to know about this widely popular Twitch emote!

1. What does Sadge Twitch Emote Mean?

Sadge and its variation

Sadge is an emote on Twitch with frog-like characters showing disappointed expressions that are mainly used to express sadness or depression by the viewers. 

The character in the emote is Pepe the Frog which originated from Boy’s Club by Matt Furie comic series

Pepe the Frog and itself started to gain its popularity from 4chan. Now, Pepe has become the “meme superstar” with many of his expressions used as Twitch emotes such as Feels Good Man, MonkaW, Poggers, and many more.

2. How to Use Sadge Emote on Twitch?

You can access :Sadge emote by installing BTTV

Sadge and many other Pepe emote is a 3rd-party Twitch emote that can’t be used if you are not using any kind of extensions.

To start showing Pepe and his famous froggy expression on Twitch, you’ll need to download a 3rd-party extension like BTTV (Better Twitch TV) or FrankenFacez.

If you still cannot see Pepe sadge faces after installing that extension, you can check Eklipse blog article on troubleshooting the Twitch emotes problems

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After installing BTTV or FrankenFacez, you’ll start to see the “hidden emotes’ that are used by many viewers. 

Now you can simply type :sadge on the chat box, then pepe sad face will show to make your day.

3. Where did Sadge Originate From?

The sadge emote originated from the Boy’s Club comic character named Pepe the Frog.

As credited on BTTV, this emote itself was created by Twitch user Redshell. The first appearance of this emote originated on 4chan, and started to get popular on Twitch in 2022.

On Twitch itself, the origin story of the popularity started when this emote was used by AdmiralBulldog’s and Forsen’s communities in early to mid-2020.

Since then, the image and phrase quickly spread to online communities. Now, it has become a staple on VALORANT, League of Legends, and many Twitch communities.

4. When to use Sadge on Twitch?

As the images suggest, this emote is used whenever a sad moment happens on the stream. If we look around the Twitch communities, we will see the barrage of :sadge will appear when seeing a moment of losing the game, hearing a heartbreaking story, or any sad moment happens.


So that’s all you need to know about one of the most popular emote on Twitch. 

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