I read this word today. The writer used it with a straight face on the assumption that we all know what it means. I love the word. Unpicked it hints of all maniacs, man ack ack — lots of aggro — and yet it looks so round and fat and insecure.
I figure an almanac was the olden days’ analog bunch of phone apps.
To find out whether almanacs are still printed and published and popular, I consulted a search engine, not an almanac. Turns out they are still printed and published. Blimey, who knew? But who on earth uses them?