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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Use gestures, esp. dramatic ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words.

He stood with a deadpan expression just inches from President Obama and other world leaders speaking at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, dressed in a dark suit, with a blue security lanyard bearing the words ‘state funeral’ draped around his neck, gesticulating in what was supposed to be sign language for the deaf.

John Eligon & Nicholas Kulish, The New York Times