noun; derivation of self (n.) + -ie
a picture of oneself. This term has become increasingly popular due to front cameras on phones that allow the user to easily see what the picture of his or her face will look like.
“I’m going to take a selfie and send it to you, so that you can see the look on my face.”
Etymology : Selfie (n.) derivation self (pron.) + -ie. Self (pron.) from Old English self, seolf, sylf "one's own person, -self; own, same," from Proto-Germanic *selbaz from Proto-Germanic *selbaz "self," from PIE *sel-bho-. [etymonline]
Source : Fall 2012
Last modified: 25 November 2013