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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1. Mounted guns; artillery; 2. Military weapons, ammunition, and equipment used with them.

We have reason to believe, based upon the evidence that was found at that scene—the explosions, the explosive ordnance that was unexploded and the firepower that they had—that they were going to attack other individuals.

Ed Davis, Boston Police Commissioner