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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1. An advocate or supporter of democracy; 2. A member of the democratic party.

The GOP map likely to be approved by Texas lawmakers this week would make at least three of the state’s four new districts Republican-leaning, while also painting a big target on Rep. Lloyd Doggett, ripping the Democrat’s Austin-based district into five pieces.

David Eldridge, The Washington Times