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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Flash mob.

A sudden mass gathering, unanticipated except by participants who communicate electronically.

We have a report on a new kind of violence and vandalism—call it a new kind of wilding—spreading across the country this summer: Flash mobs, striking in city after city. Attackers organizing online and then converging on stores and in streets to rob and terrorize people.

Diane Sawyer, ABC World News