Proof That Adding "Selfie" To The Dictionary Isn’t Really That Weird

Making “selfie” official might make you cringe now, but in 30 years people might wonder how it was ever *not* there. Here are some other popular words coined in recent decades and the years in which they were first cited in the Oxford English Dictionary.

1. 1950: brainwashing, scram, shit-kicker, ponytail

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2. 1955: dee-jay, weirdo, badass

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3. 1960: barf, trend-setter, upchuck

A bigger year than normal for vomit. (the rest)

4. 1963: dipshit, mind game, snarf

(the rest)

5. 1967: bummer, doofus, scumbag, doobie

(the rest)

6. 1970: humongous, counter-culture, labradoodle

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7. 1972: cringe-inducing, fuck-me (as in heels!), gorp, beer pong

(the rest)

8. 1973: mouthfeel, orgasm (as a verb), weirded out, aspartame

(the rest)

9. 1976: ditzy, wuss, download, meme

(the rest)

10. 1979: deal breaker, veg (as a verb), email, CD

(the rest)

11. 1980: foodie, high-five, ka-ching, comb-over

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(the rest)

12. 1981: wannabe, to wimp out, unsubscribe, chill pill

A year with attitude! (the rest)

13. 1982: dweeb, hip-hop, netiquette, party animal

(the rest)

14. 1988: gangsta, gaydar, pimped-out, e-book

(the rest)

15. 1991: babelicious, cybersex, riot grrl, tighty-whities

(the rest)

16. 1995: crunk, hacktivist, MILF

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17. 1999: bling, staycation, blog

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18. 2002: asshat, craptacular, pwn, nom

Not our most articulate year. (the rest)

19. 2005: lifehack, manbiguous, sexting

(the rest)

20. And finally, in the year 2013: selfie.

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