What does Ussie mean?

A photo a person snaps of themself with another person

An ussie is a kind of selfie, but it’s not just you in the picture. It’s a photo that you take of yourself and at least one other person. The name comes from the word “self” changing to “us” because there’s more than one person in the photo.

People usually take ussies when they want to capture a special moment with others, but there’s no one else to take the photo. Instead of setting up the camera with a timer, they just hold the camera, usually a smartphone, at arm’s length and snap the pic.

Ussies became a thing around the early 2010s, thanks to the rise of smartphones and social media. But the term “selfie” is still more popular and is used more often to describe self-taken photos, no matter how many people are in them.

Example for using ‘Ussie’ in a conversation

Hey! Guess what? I just took the coolest ussie with my friend at the beach! πŸ“ΈπŸ–οΈ

That’s awesome! I love taking ussies too. It’s so much fun to capture moments together. πŸ˜„

Right? It’s like a selfie but with friends. No need to bother strangers for a picture. πŸ€³πŸ‘­

Exactly! Ussies are the best way to include everyone in the shot. Plus, they’re perfect for social media. πŸ“²πŸ‘«