What Does HELFIE Mean?

HELFIE means "Hair Selfie." A HELFIE is a photographic self-portrait featuring the hair. HELFIES are usually posted after new hair cuts or hairstyles. HELFIES are often posted on social-media networks (usually Instagram). Many popular celebrities post HELFIES to show off their new hairstyles.

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When I write HELFIE, I mean this: meaning of HELFIE HELFIE is a portmanteau word formed from "hair" and "selfie."

Summary of Key Points

"Hair Selfie" is the most common definition for HELFIE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Hair Selfie
Type:Portmanteau Word
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of HELFIE in Sentences

Here is an example of HELFIE being used in a conversation:
  • Tony: I can't seem to take a good HELFIE.
  • Jordan: Go somewhere with good lighting. You need to show off your new hairstyle.

An Academic Look at HELFIE

The term HELFIE is a portmanteau word, which is the term for when two words are merged into one. (DOKE (from Diet Coke) is another example of a portmanteau word.)
The term HELFIE is an amalgam of the words "hair" and "selfie."

Evolution of the SELFIE

Here is a 3-minute video showing how the SELFIE has evolved:

Example of HELFIE Used in a Text


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