selfie stick

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English[edit]

A tourist using a selfie stick

Noun[edit]

selfie stick (plural selfie sticks)

  1. (informal, mobile telephony) An extendable monopod arm onto which a smartphone or camera can be mounted in order to take wide-angle photographs of oneself.
    • 2014, Benson Ang, "Selfie sticks are hot", The Sunday Times (Singapore), 30 March 2014, page L4:
      For example, photography shop Artworkfoto in Funan DigitaLife Mall sells about five selfie sticks every day.
    • 2014, Mikkel Svane, Startupland: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business, John Wiley & Sons (2014), ISBN 9781118980811, pages 176-177, published 8 December:
      We snapped another selfie (one of the guys, Royston out of our newly acquired Singapore Zopim office, introduced the Exchange to the selfie stick, and that photo is now legendary.)
    • 2015, Yoo Jin Kwon and Kyoung-Nan Kwon, "Consuming the Objectified Self: The Quest for Authentic Self", Asian Social Science, January 2015, page 310:
      The needs of selfie takers feed into new product development such as a selfie stick that allows the ul-jang angle, a mirrorless DSLR camera with a 180-degree tilting LCD window, a motion-detecting shutter, and a camera with wireless internet for transferring images.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:selfie stick.

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