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 place with temporary accommodations consisting of huts or tents, typically for troops or nomads.

After weeks of demonstrations, the military launched a lightning attack Wednesday to clear away the protest encampments in Cairo and other Egyptian cities.

Joseph Straw & Corky Siemaszko, New York Daily News