Last modified on 31 August 2014, at 11:54

selfie

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From self +‎ -ie. Attested since 2002, originally Australian English.

Astronaut Aki Hoshide taking a selfie during a spacewalk.

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selfie (plural selfies)

  1. (informal) A photographic self-portrait, especially one taken manually (not using a timer, tripod etc.) with a small camera or mobile phone.
    • 2002 September 13, N. "Hopey" Hope, "re: Dissolvable stitches" [1], ABC Online Forum [selfie photo]:
      Um, drunk at a mates[sic] 21st, I tripped ofer[sic] and landed lip first (with front teeth coming a very close second) on a set of steps. I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.
    • 2004 October 21, Brian McGuirk, "bmcguirk's photos." [2], Flickr:
      Pre. Nice rooftop selfie. [] No Hair. Another nice rooftop selfie.
    • 2005, Jim Krause, Photo Idea Index, HOW Books (2005), ISBN 9781581807660, page 148:
      That's not to imply that it's "wrong" for your arm or hand to show up in a selfie.
    • 2012 December 27, Andrew Prince, “The Mars Rover Takes A Selfie[3], the picture show, National Public Radio
    • 2013 December 13, Roberto Schmidt (guest), Brooke Gladstone (interviewer and editor), “The Photographer Behind ‘Selfie-Gate’”, On the Media, National Public Radio:
      Barack Obama was talking to David Cameron and with the Danish Prime Minister, and that’s when she actually reached into her purse and brought out a cell phone and stretched her arms and did a selfie with them.

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selfie (third-person singular simple present selfies, present participle selfying, simple past and past participle selfied)

  1. (intransitive, slang) to take a selfie

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FinnishEdit

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< English

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selfie

  1. selfie

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English

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selfie m (plural selfies)

  1. selfie

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