From us +‎ -ie, by analogy with selfie.



An ussie of several tourists taken in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

ussie (plural ussies)

  1. (slang) A photographic group portrait, especially one taken manually (not using a timer, tripod etc.) with a small camera or mobile phone by a member of the group.
    • 2013, Chris S. Yoon, "#Ussies", The Prospector (Cupertino High School, Cupertino, California), Volume 55, Number 1, 27 September 2013, page 8:
      “I've never taken a selfie before, but I've definitely taken an ussie. []
    • 2014, Mona Sinha, "Me, myself", The Hindu, 14 April 2014:
      An ‘ussie’ or a ‘groupie’ taken, at the 86th Academy Awards, by the host Ellen DeGeneres and featuring 12 Hollywood celebrities broke all records for being re-tweeted.
    • 2014, Gwen Rockwood, "Selfie psychology", Marshfield Mail, 10 October 2014:
      I’ve snapped a few pictures while using the backward-facing camera on my smartphone, but most of those shots have been “ussies” which are pictures of yourself next to someone else.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:ussie.