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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Government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed; also: a particular government of this kind.

Why are kleptocratic governments so eager to host huge sports events, especially ones that require huge infrastructure spending?

Mark Nuckols, San Francisco Chronicle