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. Spread and promote (an idea, theory, etc.) widely; 2. (With reference to motion, light, sound, etc.) transmit or be transmitted in a particular direction or through a medium.

‘Don’t mistake me for some bird-watching PBS type,’ he warned, but then proceeded to poetically describe the crunch of dry leaves underfoot (‘walking on corn flakes’) and the rumble of an ice crack propagating across the pond (‘like a bowling ball rolling down an alley’).

Michael Finkel, GQ