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Etymology 1[edit]

See selfie


selfy (plural selfies)

  1. Alternative form of selfie
    • 2013 November 22, “Selfytising - A New Genre In Advertising?”, in Forbes:
      The small business “brand,” like Mike's, is typically the small business founder, so pulling out a video camera and shooting a selfy can't be beat.

Etymology 2[edit]

self +‎ -y



  1. (philosophy) Relating to the phenomenological human sense of self.
    • 1991, The New York Times Book Review, volume 96, page 60:
      While a bat, like even the lowly lobster, has a biological self, it has no selfy self to speak of — no Center of Narrative Gravity