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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!

Ray J Selfie Alert

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