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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Militant: disposed to warfare or hard-line policies.

In a debate that went deep into foreign policy issues but did little to alter the basic contours of the battle for the Republican presidential nomination, the candidates by and large struck a hawkish tone in dealing with Iran and protecting the United States from terrorist attacks.

Jim Rutenberg & Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times