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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Hard to control or deal with.

Some critics in the U.S. blasted the handling of the case as ham-handed and highlighted the multiple appeals and the retrial as emblematic of an intractable and unfair system.

Gilles CastonGuay, The Wall Street Journal