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Recent Examples of selfie from the Web
Frasqueri maximizes the commute, conducting eight phone calls, taking several selfies and importing cellphone photos onto a laptop decorated with peeling stickers.
He's worked up a lather of sweat, but had no problem waiting around in the hot sun for a few more minutes to sign or pose for selfies with everyone that requested one.
And crashing the event to get that selfie is not an option.
Fox & Friends are very mad about Democratic senators taking selfies after the health bill went down.
The model posted a smoking selfie to Instagram saying that she's officially quit.
People will be able to take eclipse selfies and learn about eclipse history.
But come October, the Broad is quintupling your chances of getting a dope selfie by bringing five more of the Japanese artist’s totally bonkers installations into its hallowed halls.
The two will storm the sidewalks of Calabasas and take selfies, Snapchat their lunches, and do photo-shoots in front of real zoo animals.
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Did You Know?
The first-known appearance of selfie in written form occurred in 2002 on an Australian news website, but the word didn't see much use until 2012. By November 2013, selfie was appearing frequently enough in print and electronic media that the Oxford English Dictionary chose the word as its Word of the Year. This announcement itself led to a significant increase in the use of the word by news organizations, an increase that was further boosted following the December 10, 2013, memorial service for Nelson Mandela, at which American President Barack Obama was caught taking a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron. The word selfie, with its suggestions of self-centeredness and self-involvement, was particularly popular with critics who saw this moment as a reflection of the President's character.
First Known Use of selfie
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Definition of selfie for English Language Learners
: a picture that you take of yourself especially by using the camera on your smartphone
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