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. A sign or warning that something, esp. something momentous or calamitous, is likely to happen; 2. Future significance.

In this brooding age of superstition and portent, every misspoken word is a lie, every human error a hanging offense.

Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post