Selfies: A Definition

A note about selfies: Yesterday, August 28th, marked the day that the word selfie was added to the Oxford Dictionaries and is formally recognized as a word. Hopefully this means the red squiggly underneath “selfie” will no longer appear on our computer screens.

WE DID IT! Thanks for all of the selfie love you have shown us this year.


The formal definition:

New words: August 2013
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛlfi/
(also selfy)
noun (plural selfies)

a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website:occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary


early 21st century: from self + -ie


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