What does selfie mean?

A picture of yourself

A selfie is a picture of yourself taken by yourself. It usually occurs when you want to capture a moment but you don'tt have anyone to take the picture so you hold your smartphone or digital camera and take a pic of yourself.

Selfies have become a popular with the rise of smartphones and social media, like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. It is a quick and easy way to convey to others your current mood, capture perfect lighting on your face with a supes gorge sunset in the background, or brag about your totes adorbs haircut.


Make sure to take some selfies at the concert!
Two women taking a selfie at the beach
Two women taking a selfie at the beach

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Updated September 19, 2016

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