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 adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality regarded as characteristic of the person or thing mentioned; 2. Such a word or phrase as a term of abuse.

Contrary to media reports, Ms. Deen does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable.

Bill Franklin, Attorney for Paula Deen