Selfie is 'the word of the year'

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Dictionary publisher Van Dale said that 'selfie' has been selected as 'the word of the year' in the Netherlands, the NRC reports Tuesday.

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Overall, 22,000 people voted to select the world of the year, with selfie took 32% of the votes, the NRC said.

Selfie stands for a self-portrait mostly taken by smartphone.

In 2002, the word selfie was first used on an online forum in Australia, according to NRC.