‘Selfie’ Named Word of The Year 2013!

‘Selfie’ has been named the word of 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries.  Editors from Oxford Dictionaries said “selfie has evolved from a niche social media tag into a mainstream term for a self-portrait photograph.”

A selfie is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as: “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”

The earliest known use of the word ‘selfie’, according to Oxford Dictionaries, is an Australian online forum post from 2002: “Um, drunk at a mates 21st, I tripped over and landed lip first (with front teeth coming a very close second) on a set of steps. I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.”

The use of the word ‘selfie’ has increased by 17,000% since this time last year.  WHOA!

So in honor of this grand award for the term #selfie, here is my ‘Selfie’ of the day!


If you are in the mood for some more selfie snaps…check out these sites adoring some popular selfies of the year:

You can see the 23 most important selfies of 2013 on buzzfeed.

Some of the best celebrity selfies of 2013 from popsugar.

13 best celebrity selfies posted of fuse.tv

Kim Kardashian teaches us the rules of a good selfie on huffingtonpost.

Speaking of Kim Kardashian…here is the infamous butt selfie everyone was talking about this year.  See it on tmz.