What Does USSIE Mean?USSIE means "Group Selfie" or "Us Selfie." It is a self-taken group photograph. A photograph may qualify as an USSIE when the picture taker and one other person are in the photograph. There is no maximum number of participants. Typically, the background of an USSIE is the reason for the photograph. For example, many USSIES are taken with celebrities or in front of monuments.
Possibly the most famous USSIE is "the picture that broke Twitter" at the 2014 Oscars.
Within a few hours, this USSIE had been retweeted by more than 2.5 million people.
Summary of Key Points"Group Selfie" is the most common definition for USSIE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Adults and Teenagers
Image for USSIEWhen I write USSIE, I mean this:
An USSIE is a self-taken group photograph.
Examples of USSIE in SentencesHere is an example of USSIE being used in a conversation:
- Tony: I uploaded the photos from our holiday.
- Jordan: Finally! I want to use our USSIE in front of the pyramid as my cover photo.
An Academic Look at USSIEThe term USSIE 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 USSIE is an amalgam of the words "us" and "selfie."
Evolution of the SELFIEHere is a 3-minute video showing how the SELFIE has evolved:
Example of USSIE Used in a Text
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