Sorry, Miley Cyrus. You tried your hardest.
But the Oxford Dictionary has awarded the Word of the Year for 2013 not to "Twerk" (which finished second), but to "Selfie," the short-hand for "self-portrait" that truly took off in the past 12 months.
Oxford says this term was introduced in 2002 and is now officially an English language word, one we honor below via a montage of celebrity selfies... starting with Kim Kardashian in a bathing suit!
Scroll down for plenty more.