selfie

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Astronaut Aki Hoshide taking a selfie during a spacewalk.

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NounEdit

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.

Usage notesEdit

Usage is very varied, including photos of oneself that are not taken by oneself (not self-portraits), as in “Could you take a selfie of me?” (compare autobiography, which may be written by a ghostwriter), or not only of oneself, as in “This is a selfie of me and my sister.” Many terms for recently popular photo genres have been coined by analogy by suffixing -ie, as in shelfie.[1] A self-portrait of multiple people is sometimes called an ussie, groupie, or selvesie.

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VerbEdit

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

  1. (intransitive, informal) to take a selfie

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ What Makes a Selfie a Selfie?, Gretchen McCulloch, Slate, April 1 2014

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

from English

NounEdit

selfie

  1. selfie

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of selfie (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative selfie selfiet
genitive selfien selfieiden
selfieitten
partitive selfietä selfieitä
illative selfieen selfieihin
singular plural
nominative selfie selfiet
accusative nom. selfie selfiet
gen. selfien
genitive selfien selfieiden
selfieitten
partitive selfietä selfieitä
inessive selfiessä selfieissä
elative selfiestä selfieistä
illative selfieen selfieihin
adessive selfiellä selfieillä
ablative selfieltä selfieiltä
allative selfielle selfieille
essive selfienä selfieinä
translative selfieksi selfieiksi
instructive selfiein
abessive selfiettä selfieittä
comitative selfieineen

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English.

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NounEdit

selfie m, f ‎(plural selfies)

  1. selfie

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English selfie.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

selfie f or m (less common) (plural selfies)

  1. selfie (photographic self-portrait)

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English

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NounEdit

selfie m ‎(plural selfies)

  1. selfie

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