A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person's arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them so they resort to Myspace to find internet friends and post pictures of themselves, taken by themselves. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera.
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(n.) a usually digital photo of oneself, either alone, with someone else, or with a group, taken by oneself using his/her own hand(s) or a selfie stick, especially for posting on social networks.
1. It was actually Bradley Cooper, not Ellen Degeneres, who took the famous 2014 Oscars selfie because he was the one who held the phone & took the picture.

2. Pope Francis enjoys being part of people's selfies.
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A photograph of one's self taken by one's self...a self portrait, if you will. Such photos are typically taken using the camera function on a cell phone or holding a camera. Many people will resort to taking the photo using a mirror so they can see the picture they are about to take. In some instances other people will be in the photo additionally to the one taking the photo (who is also in the photo). Selfies are often taken alone and are popular across social media.
Marissa: Hey Abby, let's take a selfie in front of this statue!
Abby: Sure, make sure you tag me when you post it on instagram!
Marissa: For sure. I'll post it to facebook too!

Joe: I feel hot today, I think I'll take a selfie!
*Goes into bathroom and takes a picture of himself using mirror*
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Girl: Taking pics in bathroom mirror. Sends it to guy
Guy: Gets pic of girl in "selfie"..oh brother
Girl: :
Guy: Stop sending me selfies!
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Proof that the human genome is gradually degrading. This Bieber generation term is used to describe a photo taken by a person wielding a smartphone, with their pre-teen friend twerking in the background.
Not really considered an actual word by anyone with an IQ higher than 5, Selfie/Selfy is really more of a sound. A fucking horrible sound.
Jess: I'm'a take a selfie
John: Somebody take this bitch's phone.
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A strange phenomenon in which the photographer is also the subject of the photograph, in a subversive twist on the traditional understanding of the photograph. Usually conducted because the subject cannot locate a suitable photographer to take the photo, like a friend.
Hugh-man 1: Charles, my prince! I see you took a selfie last night! I found this out on the book of faces, on the interwebz. Ghastly stuff, those selfies!

Hugh-man 2: Leave Charles alone! If he doesn't want to have friends, that is his prerogative!

Charles mumbles inaudibly as they gag him and put him in the back of a van.
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The taking of a picture of yourself and posting it on Facebook because you have extremely low self-esteem and you need people to comment to tell you how hot or pretty you look. In reality you just look desperate for attention. And no matter how attractive you might be, you still look pathetic. See also duck face/kissy face makes you look retarded.
My attractive friend takes a lot of selfies and won't hang out with people hotter than her.
by haterofdesperation October 01, 2013
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