“Selfie” has been named the word of the year.
Oxford Dictionaries chose the word because its usage increased by 17,000 per cent over last year.
A “selfie” is a photo that a person takes of himself, usually with his smart phone.
Have you ever seen a picture of a person that he took by holding his phone out in front of him? That’s a selfie.
A selfie can also be taken in a mirror or with a webcam.
Another term for selfie is “self portrait.”
The term was first used in 2002, in an online chat in Australia.