n. Pejorative name for a selfie stick.
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I'd seen the same phenomenon when I was touring the Colosseum in Rome last month. So many people were fighting for space to take selfies with their long sticks — what some have called the "Narcissistick" — that it looked like a reprise of the gladiatorial battles the place once hosted.
—David Carr, “Selfies on a Stick, and the Social-Content Challenge for the Media,” The New York Times, January 04, 2015
It really didn't seem controversial but some people think the stick is great because they can take great selfies, whereas other people think it fuels "self-obsession" and refer to them as "narcissticks."
—“The Selfie Stick: Cool Invention or Narcisstick?,” The Deletist, December 22, 2014
The "narcisstick" also takes self-obsession to new heights — not an easy task in a year that kicked off with the Oscars selfie seen round the world, and ended with Twitter officially declaring 2014 the "Year of the Selfie" based on trending tweets.
—Haley Goldberg, “Why the selfie stick is 2014's most controversial gift,” New York Post, December 17, 2014
2014 (earliest)
Another pics of TONGSIS = tongkat narsis = narcis stick
—Gina Regina Sujana, “Another pics…,” Twitter, January 11, 2014
New word. Narcisstick. (noun) Any hand-held communication device that fosters a self-centered, me-me-me outlook on life.
—Eric Weiner, “New word…,” Twitter, November 23, 2010
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