'Selfie’ is now officially in the dictionary
Our favourite word of 2014 is now in the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Last year, it became the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year. This year, the Gen-Y vernacular has earned its place in the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
Merriam-Webster defines selfie as "an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks." Joining the word 'selfie' are over 150 other new words and definitions that have been inducted into the Merriam-Webster for its revised 2014 edition. The 150 new words are by and large related to social media tech lingo, including 'crowdfunding', 'tweep', 'unfriend', 'brb' and 'catfish.'
With a hit song by The Chainsmokers and everyday usage across the smartphone-owning world, it's no surprise that the word has been inserted in the dictionary. To celebrate this, let us take a #selfie.