What Does BELFIE Mean?

BELFIE means "Bum Selfie," "Bottom Selfie," or "Butt Selfie." It is a photographic self-portrait featuring the buttocks. They are usually posted by females on social-media networks (usually Instagram). It is often said that the first ever BELFIE was taken in 2012 by fitness guru Jen Selter. Celebrities such as Cheryl Cole, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian regularly post BELFIEs.

Summary of Key Points

"Bum Selfie" is the most common definition for BELFIE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Definition:Bum Selfie
Type:Portmanteau Word
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for BELFIE

When I write BELFIE, I mean this:

meaning of BELFIE
The image shows two women taking photographs of their bottoms.


Examples of BELFIE in Sentences

Here are examples of BELFIE being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Did you see Kim K's BELFIE?
  • Person B: Which one? There are so many!
  • Person A: You should take down your latest post on Instagram. It's much too revealing.
  • Person B: Do you know how many squats I had to do so I could post such a top quality BELFIE?

An Academic Look at BELFIE

The term BELFIE is a portmanteau word, which is the term for when two words are merged into one. (DOKE (from Diet Coke) is another example of a portmanteau word.)
The term BELFIE is an amalgam of the words "bum" and "selfie."

Our Slide Show "The Evolution of the SELFIE"

Read more about the different types of SELFIE.

Example of BELFIE Used in a Text


See Also

BUNS (buttocks) NALGAS (buttocks) BUTT DIAL (accidentally calling when your phone is in your pocket) SELFIE (self-taken camera picture of oneself)