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. An introduction to something more substantial; 2. An approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship

The overtures mark a departure for a president who has been criticized for shunning lawmakers, choosing instead to socialize and play golf with a small circle of friends and aides.

Peter Nicholas & Kristina Peterson, The Wall Street Journal