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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Aggressively greedy or grasping.

With its long-awaited IPO filing, Facebook has revealed the identity of the partner that will define it for years to come… The IPO is often a defining moment in the life of a company, the point at which its buoyant values are tested by the rapacious forces of naked capitalism.

Brad Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek