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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Bombard (someone) with something.

Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., which has watched its U.S. market share slip under the weight of a barrage of high-end devices from rivals, unveiled Tuesday a new Verizon Wireless smartphone that it says could deliver the sales of a seven-year-old flip phone.

Greg Bensinger, The Wall Street Journal