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Meaning of SHELFIE


What Does SHELFIE Mean?

SHELFIE means "Shelf Selfie". A SHELFIE is a photo taken to show off what is on someone's shelf. Typically, the person taking the photograph is also in the picture. SHELFIES are usually taken to show off books, figures, or collectable memorabilia. Many believe the term was coined by author Rick Riordan.

SHELFIES probably came about as a result of the popularity of SELFIE. SHELFIE is a witticism based on SELFIE.
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Definition for SHELFIE

SHELFIE means "Shelf Selfie". This is the most common definition for SHELFIE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about SHELFIE:

SHELFIE
Definition:Shelf Selfie
Type:Portmanteau Word
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for SHELFIE
When I write SHELFIE, I mean this:

meaning of SHELFIE
The image shows a man taking a picture with a bookshelf.
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Examples of SHELFIE in Sentences

Here is an example of SHELFIE being used in a conversation:
  • Person A: I color-coded my bookshelf. It's truly a work of art.
  • Person B: Let's see it then. Take a SHELFIE.

An Academic Look at SHELFIE

The term SHELFIE 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 SHELFIE is an amalgam of the words "shelf" and "selfie."

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A Text with SHELFIE

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

 
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