Definition of — of the year in US English:

— of the year


  • A person or thing chosen as outstanding in a specified field or of a specified kind in a particular year.

    ‘the sports personality of the year’
    • ‘If the matter was not so serious his letter would be in contention for the joke of the year.’
    • ‘It was Morra who had the bright idea of sending the truffle of the year to a celebrity.’
    • ‘The arrogance of power was the subtext in the other great medical story of the year.’
    • ‘If they are this good live they could prove to be one of the discoveries of the year.’
    • ‘I had been nominated for coach of the year in the past but did not win so I thought nothing of it.’
    • ‘If you haven't already joined the blog event of the year and bid your little heart out.’
    • ‘It's easy to call City of God one of the films of the year despite it only being January.’
    • ‘Impressive enought to earn him the all things footie young player of the year anyway.’
    • ‘In strict musicianly terms, this would be my album of the year without a shadow of doubt.’
    • ‘This week sees the release of what is meant to be one of the biggest films of the year.’
    • ‘It is also one of the finalists in an award marking the growth strategy of the year.’
    • ‘It's a brilliant way to begin what could well be one of the teen publishing hits of the year.’
    • ‘It is absolutely unmissable and a surefire contender for one of the albums of the year.’
    • ‘How these kids handle the coliseum of Old Trafford will be one of the stories of the year.’