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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1. An award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgment of merit; 2. An expression of praise or admiration.

Though he is better known for giving presents to good boys and girls, it seems Santa Claus can add saving lives to his accolades. He was spotted five days before Christmas at the scene of an accident in Dallas County, Texas, and not the North Pole, as you would think.

Rachel Quigley, Daily Mail