Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news.

These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied.

Newswordy is a growing collection of these words, updated every weekday. Along with each word is a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject.

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Take (someone) away illegally by force or deception; kidnap.

Three women believed to have been abducted years ago were found alive on Monday at a Cleveland house a short distance from where at least two of them were last seen, and police said a school bus driver was arrested in connection with their disappearance.

Kim Palmer, Reuters