Selfie” — defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website” — has beaten out “twerk,” “bitcoin” and other comers to claim the title of Oxford Dictionaries 2013 Word of the Year. ...
This year’s short list also included “binge-watch,” “schmeat” (synthetic meat), “showrooming” (the practice of inspecting items in shops before buying them online), “olinguito” (a small furry mammal discovered in the mountain forests of Ecuador and Colombia in August) and the very British “bedroom tax,” which refers to a reduction in government benefits to people who rent larger apartments than deemed necessary. nyt.

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