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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A person who physically attacks another.

Amateur video footage of the attack shows one of the assailants, a black man with bloodied hands carrying a knife and a meat cleaver, approaching onlookers to calmly explain the reason for the attack, even offering an apology.

Catherine Shanahan, Irish Examiner