18 November, 2016
For some lexicons at least. (The Macquarie has the good grace to wait until the year is done.) Here below's a sample of the picks from the Oxford Dictionaries and Collins. All we need is your fresh clue, using both elements: wordplay and definition in the one neat bundle.
POST-TRUTH - disconnected from objective facts in favour of emotional appeal
SHARENTING - oversharing parents who post/Instagram/Tweet every minor milestone
SNOWFLAKE GENERATION - young adults of the 2010s viewed as less resilient & more prone to taking offence
ADULTING - playing the role of grown-up, especially the fulfililng of mundane but necessary tasks
THROW SHADE - make a public show of contempt for someone or something, often in a subtle or non-verbal manner
TRUMPISM - Trump policies rejecting the current political establishment
ALT-RIGHT - extreme conservatism
HYYGE - feeling of cosiness, safety and harmony (Danish)
GLASS CLIFF - precarious ascent to leadership for women or minority groups
MIC DROP - gesture where one feigns to drop a hand-held microphone as a finale
DUDE FOOD - Junk food such as hot dogs, burgers, etc
COULROPHOBIA - fear of clowns
BOGANAIRE - under-educated, low-cultured moneybags
That last one is my tip for Macquarie's WOTY, but let's see how the jury swings. The new words are all yours.