selfie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From self +‎ -ie. Attested since 2002, originally Australian English.

Astronaut Aki Hoshide taking a selfie during a spacewalk.

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selfie ‎(plural selfies)

  1. (informal) A photographic self-portrait, especially one taken manually (not using a timer, tripod etc.) with a small camera or mobile phone.
    • 2002 September 13, N. "Hopey" Hope, "re: Dissolvable stitches" [1], ABC Online Forum [selfie photo]:
      Um, drunk at a mates[sic] 21st, I tripped ofer[sic] 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.
    • 2004 October 21, Brian McGuirk, "bmcguirk's photos." [2], Flickr:
      Pre. Nice rooftop selfie. [] No Hair. Another nice rooftop selfie.
    • 2005, Jim Krause, Photo Idea Index, HOW Books (2005), ISBN 9781581807660, page 148:
      That's not to imply that it's "wrong" for your arm or hand to show up in a selfie.
    • 2012 December 27, Andrew Prince, “The Mars Rover Takes A Selfie[3], the picture show, National Public Radio
    • 2013 December 13, Roberto Schmidt (guest), Brooke Gladstone (interviewer and editor), “The Photographer Behind ‘Selfie-Gate’”, On the Media, National Public Radio:
      Barack Obama was talking to David Cameron and with the Danish Prime Minister, and that’s when she actually reached into her purse and brought out a cell phone and stretched her arms and did a selfie with them.

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selfie ‎(third-person singular simple present selfies, present participle selfying, simple past and past participle selfied)

  1. (intransitive, informal) to take a selfie

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< English

Noun[edit]

selfie

  1. selfie

Declension[edit]

Inflection of selfie (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative selfie selfiet
genitive selfien selfieiden
selfieitten
partitive selfietä selfieitä
illative selfieen selfieihin
singular plural
nominative selfie selfiet
accusative nom.? selfie selfiet
gen. selfien
genitive selfien selfieiden
selfieitten
partitive selfietä selfieitä
inessive selfiessä selfieissä
elative selfiestä selfieistä
illative selfieen selfieihin
adessive selfiellä selfieillä
ablative selfieltä selfieiltä
allative selfielleˣ selfieilleˣ
essive selfienä selfieinä
translative selfieksi selfieiksi
instructive selfiein
abessive selfiettä selfieittä
comitative selfieineen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

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selfie m, f ‎(plural selfies)

  1. selfie

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English selfie.

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selfie f or m (less common) (plural selfies)

  1. selfie (photographic self-portrait)

Spanish[edit]

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English

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selfie m ‎(plural selfies)

  1. selfie

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