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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.
Summary of Key Points"Shelf Selfie" is the most common definition for SHELFIE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Image for SHELFIEWhen I write SHELFIE, I mean this:
The image shows a man taking a picture with a bookshelf.
Examples of SHELFIE in SentencesHere is an example of SHELFIE being used in a conversation:
- Tony: I color-coded my bookshelf. It's truly a work of art.
- Jordan: Let's see it then. Take a SHELFIE.
An Academic Look at SHELFIEThe 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."
Evolution of the SELFIEHere is a 3-minute video showing how the SELFIE has evolved:
Example of SHELFIE Used in a Text
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