2021 Submissions

Welcome to the 2021 Submissions page!  Having grown from a good idea into a behemoth, WPMI begins its second decade with a new moderator – suffice to say that the lunatics have taken over the asylum! 

We get new words regularly (frequently!) and work to post them as soon as practical.  

Please note that not all words are posted.  Some are pretty far from the basic rules (one letter change, etc.). Some are two words which we post but don’t include in the contest.  Some are a little obscure – you may have to take out your actual dictionary to figure them out. Some we can’t actually figure out but sometimes post anyway – we’ve added a new field for the original word this year to make the job of deciphering the more esoteric contributions a little easier.  

Despite the limitless opportunities that politics offer (and some very clever contributions), we do not publish words that have obvious political connotations, since we’d rather not have the website seem partisan in any way:   we didn’t want to referee and politicians are perfectly capable of entertaining us on other platforms.

We also try not to post words that might be offensive to our younger readers (besides, who wants our pages to start showing up on unfortunate search results). Finally, we also try not to post words that are based on religious words or concepts or identifications (whether pejorative or not).

Most recent words are at the top – if you like what you see, go back and enjoy some of the oldies but goodies on our Decade of Wordplay  page.     

New Word Original Word  Definition Name
Your Word Its origin Clever is better… Don’t be shy !
Matriphony Matrimony Marriage of convenience for the purpose of gaining permanent immigrant status. Michael Brawley
Polemice Polemic Little creatures that inhabit the frozen tundra Geoff Williams
Dugang Dugong Cousins of the Manatee who gather in large unruly groups Geoff Williams
Dierama Diorama A group of miniature  figures representing a funeral ceremony Geoff Williams
Plagenta Placenta A dark red membrane Mike Harcrow
Koyalty Loyalty King of the Goldfish Mike Harcrow
Tattoon Tattoo Comic book body ink Mike Harcrow
Neutraility Neutrality The path to peace Mike Harcrow
Skinherd Skinhead Shorn sheep Mike Harcrow
Perikinkle Periwinkle Lavender with a twist Mike Harcrow
Splarge Splurge A sizable extravagance Mike Harcrow
Spantaneity Spontaneity An impulsive stretch Mike Harcrow
Cadavert Cadaver Coming “this” close to being labelled a reprobate Jackin Yow
Antegone Antigone Greek babe who has lost it all at Las Vegas Geoff Williams
Importaunt Important Seriously razz someone Jackin Yow
Glissandoh! Glissando An accidental pause Michael de Silva
Eponymouse Eponymous Mickey Michael de Silva
Rafterword Afterword Joist Michael de Silva
Cramp-on Crampon P.M.S. Michael Brawley
Playthong Plaything A slingshot Mike Harcrow
Flateau Plateau Reaching the age where your feet go flat Wayne Price
Regiffer Regifter The act of taking a gif that has been received and sending it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gif. Samantha
Miniac Maniac A toddler. Any toddler. Go ahead, pick one. John Carbone
Barrometer Barometer A device for measuring your wheelbarrow to determine that it is exactly 1 inch too wide to get through your back gate Geoff Williams
Cartlidge Cartridge A tendon that is truly shot Geoff Williams
Extravert Extrovert The leader of the Green Party Geoff Williams
Freuds Freud Friends that really don’t quite get you, but, with help, would like to. Jackin Yow
Fanytastic Fantastic Synonym for “bunpleasant” Jackin Yow
Brodice Bodice Game of craps among male friends Jackin Yow
Sibtracting Subtracting Fratricide Jackin Yow
Lablution Ablution Cleansing the Petri dishes and Erlenmeyer flasks Jackin Yow
Pichotomy Dichotomy 22/7 or 3.14159265…? Jackin Yow
Gondolences Condolences Sad note to Venetian friends Geoff Williams
Bitcon Bitcoin Being duped into the delusion that an imaginary currency has real intrinsic value. Michael Brawley
Frightliner Freightliner Scriptwriter for Alfred Hitchcock Geoff Williams
Gno Gnu Present tense of “Gnu” Geoff Williams
Fourplay Foreplay Sexy bridge games Geoff Williams
Meatior Meatier Flash-pie in the sky  –      cf  shooting tarts Doug Langmead
Bumbletweeds Tumbleweeds Poorly enunciated country walking trousers Doug Langmead & Gillian Winter
Panicea Panacea How you feel when you realise what you thought was the solution is in fact a recipe for disaster Doug Langmead 
Ephemoral Ephemeral A strange feeling you get after a hip replacement Geoff Williams
Procticable Practicable Urologists’ skills Jackin Yow
Evisberate Eviscerate REALLY tear a strip off someone Jackin Yow
Thoughtfulmess Thoughtfulness A carefully worked out plan to thwart someone else’s ideas Geoff Williams
Manyfactured Manufactured Diversity in production Geoff Williams
Pichotomy Dichotomy Cherry or blueberry? Jackin Yow
Pierless Peerless De-Wharfed; Off-Quay; Jettysoned; Marinada Doug Langmead
Posthumouse  Posthumous  Recognition on death for a life lived in holes Vali Jamal
Voiciferous Vociferous Expressing one’s opinions loud and clear Vali Jamal
Tieghts Tights All else being equal, snug drawers Doug Langmead
Instaglam Instagram Posting photshopped images of yourself on social media Judy Scherrenberg
Rescussion Recission Retraction of an epithet Jackin Yow
Hellix Helix A downward spiral Andy Wright
Duozen Dozen Twenty-four Doug Langmead
Chromorsome Chromosome DDNA Doug Langmead
Poperwork Paperwork The letters only Francis can sign Jackin Yow
Rattorney Attorney The other guy’s legal counsel Jackin Yow
Ofters Otters Frequently-sighted otters that can’t hold their breath Doug Langmead
Sinergy Synergy The interaction of two or more people to produce a transgression or immoral act that is greater than the sum of their individual efforts; an orgy H.R. White
Medievil Mediaeval Gothic malevolence Jackin Yow
Tuttoo Tattoo Verbally reinforce someone’s disapproval of something Jackin Yow
Incrudulous Incredulous Cleaned up; spiffy Jackin Yow
Ambilextrous Ambidextrous Ability to read upside-down text Jackin Yow
Singlelarity Singularity The spot in town where singles tend to gravitate. Michael Brawley
Thiatus Hiatus A break from using the step fitness machine Jackin Yow
Skedawdle Skedaddle The answer to the age old question. ”Should I stay or should I go?” Anne DelCampo
Facilidate Facilitate Arrange a tryst Anne DelCampo
Hairassment Harrassment “Tress Stress”…dying, blow drying, teasing, etc. Anne DelCampo
Permentation Permutation Preserving one’s curl Mike Harcrow


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