2013: “Selfie" was named by Oxford Dictionaries as word of 2013


"Selfie" has been named as word of 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries (BBC News 2013). To be named as the word of a year, a word does not have to have been coined during the last 12 months to qualify, but it must have been prominent or notable during that period. Oxford Dictionaries defines a selfie as "an image that one has taken of oneself, typically using a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social networking website." Oxford Dictionaries calculated its rise in use using a research program that collects about 150 million English words currently in use from throughout the web each month(BBC News 2013).

BBC News. 2013. “‘Selfie’ Named by Oxford Dictionaries as Word of 2013.” BBC News, November 19, 2013. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-24992393.

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