'Selfie' named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

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"Selfie" has been named as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries.

The editors said the word is now widely used to describe a self-portrait photograph.

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The Oxford Dictionaries define a selfie as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone".

The word has been traced back to 2002 when it was used in an Australian online forum, according to Oxford Dictionaries.