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. The action of taking something for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission; 2. A sum of money or total of assets devoted to a special purpose.

The James Webb space telescope, the successor to Hubble, just came one step closer to being thrown in the trash bin over budget cuts… the House Committee on Appropriations approved a plan to slash NASA’s budget for next year and explicitly kill the project.

Peter Pachal, PC Magazine