Milkshake Duck = A person who is initially viewed positively by the media but is then discovered to have something questionable about them.
As fans of Word of the Year declarations, we are indebted to the Macquarie Dictionary not only for summing up 2017 but setting in motion a critical awareness for the year to come.
The Committee’s Choice for the 2017 Word of the Year: milkshake duck.
Behind the scenes via podcast: Word of the Year 2017
The whole internet loves Milkshake Duck, a lovely duck that drinks milkshakes! *5 seconds later* We regret to inform you the duck is racist
— TWlTTER DOT COM SLASH PIXELATED BOAT (@pixelatedboat) June 12, 2016
I’m so sorry https://t.co/78ado38aXe
— TWlTTER DOT COM SLASH PIXELATED BOAT (@pixelatedboat) January 14, 2018