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Definition: selfie

A still picture of one's self, typically taken with a smartphone that has a front-facing camera. A video selfie is a video recording rather than a still image. People take so many selfies these days that a phone's front-facing camera is often called a "selfie camera."

Selfie Stick
A selfie stick is a telescopic pole that extends the smartphone out several feet. It lets people take a more natural selfie without their arm showing. In addition, more background scenery can be photographed when the camera is extended farther out. See selfie drone, ballot selfie, front-facing camera and theftie.

The GoTech Selfie Stick
This young couple is using a GoTech stick to take a selfie in front of an ancient Native American altar. The GoTech and phone are paired via Bluetooth, and the photo is taken by pressing a button on the handle (for information, visit www.theselfiestick.com).