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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The art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping, typically in politics.

Both sides are playing at brinkmanship at a time when the American people are looking for a deal. There is now less than a week to go, and this is not funny.

John Zogby, pollster and political analyst