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 considered to be on the fringes of respectable society.

His only pop radio hit was ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ the 1973 tune that looked back on his days in Andy Warhol’s sex- and drug-drenched demimonde.

David Hinckley, New York Daily News