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Meaning of SELFIE


What Does SELFIE Mean?

SELFIE means "Self-taken Camera Picture". A SELFIE is a self-portrait photograph. They are typically taken with a digital camera or camera phone and are often posted on social-media networks (like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Clearly, people have been taking pictures of themselves for years, but the term SELFIE came to prominence in the early 2000s (due to the popularity of MySpace). SELFIES gained even more popularity in 2010 when the front-facing camera was introduced on the iPhone 4.

The increase of SELFIES led to the creation of mobile apps like Instagram and Snapchat. In 2013, the Oxford English Dictionary announced that "SELFIE" was the "Word of the Year". Many celebrities post their SELFIES on social media. Famously, Kim Kardashian released a book entitled "Selfish" to showcase her many SELFIES.
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Definition for SELFIE

SELFIE means "Self-taken camera picture of oneself". This is the most common definition for SELFIE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about SELFIE:

SELFIE
Definition:Self-taken camera picture
Type:Word
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for SELFIE
When I write SELFIE, I mean this:

meaning of SELFIE
The image shows a woman taking a photograph of herself.
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Examples of SELFIE in Sentences

Here are examples of SELFIE being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Why are you walking so slowly? We have five minutes to get to the party.
  • Person B: Sorry, I was taking a SELFIE.
  • Person A: Do you think I should make this SELFIE my profile picture?
  • Person B: Yes! You look nice.

An Academic Look at SELFIE

SELFIE is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • Hold on. Let me take a SELFIE.
  • (Here, SELFIE is being used as a noun.)

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "self-portait" instead of SELFIE.

Our Slide Show "The Evolution of the SELFIE"


Read more about the different types of SELFIE.
A Text with SELFIE

Using SELFIE on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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