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 group of people banded together or treated as a group.

The removal of Treviño Morales from his perch at the head of the most-feared drug and smuggling gang in Mexico is an important success for the government and law enforcement. But it will also probably ignite a wave of violence as his cohorts fight to succeed him.

Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times