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. Put (someone) in the pillory; 2. Attack or ridicule publicly.

Where other Democrats pilloried Romney for his overseas investments, his time in private equity and his reversals on policy, she laid out a personal, anecdotal argument for why President Barack Obama ought to be entrusted with another four years in the White House.

Alexander Burns, Politico