belfie

[bel-fee]

What does belfie mean?

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belfie is a self-portrait someone takes of their butt, usually to post on Instagram or other social media.

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Examples of belfie

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Examples of belfie
Goals for 2016. Take more selfies. Post a post workout selfie. Find more inspirational quotes, (post them) Take a belfie. #busytimes 👊👌💋
@NadineCoyleNow, January 2016
... Sommer's butt is so damn beautiful, she's been able to take her belfie game to the next level with totally ass-centric videos.
Brandon Freiderich, Maxim, May 2017
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Where does belfie come from?

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We’re all familiar with the classic selfie. But, what about the belfie?belfie is a buttselfie—as in buttocks, bum, backside, etc. This blend word refers to a selfie taken to show off their butt.

An Instagram post was tagged #buttselfie in 2012. The term made its Urban Dictionary debut in 2013 a month after Kim Kardashian, ever known for her bottom, posted a belfie, though she didn’t use the term.

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Social media fitness star Jen Selter also helped popularize belfie.

Belfie further trended in 2015–16, as publications rounded up celebrity belfies. The novelty product, BelfieStick, sought to capitalize on the craze to help people achieve the perfect belfie.

The word (and phenomenon) again made major headlines in early 2019 after Kendall Jenner snapped some notable belfies with the Kardashians.

Who uses belfie?

While any one can take a belfie, the playful term is used especially of female celebrities.

Stars like Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, and every single Kardashian, it seems, have all posted what has been dubbed a belfie—and have been hailed belfie queens.

The hashtag #belfie is especially common in social media content showing off fit booties—our how to exercise to get them.

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