"Selfie" Named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionary

November 19, 2013 Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 9:54 AM EDT

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November 19, 2013 Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 9:54 AM EDT

(WKBW) - The Oxford dictionary has named a new word of the year: "Selfie!"

Publishers say that "selfie" saw a huge jump in usage in the past year, bursting from the confines of Instagram and Twitter to become mainstream shorthand for any self-taken photograph.

Some of the Eyewitness News staff celebrated this announcement by taking selfies this morning.

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