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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Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority.

Nearly a month ago, in Sanford, Florida, George Zimmerman, a twenty-eight-year-old man, shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a seventeen-year-old armed with nothing but a bag of Skittles and can of iced tea…What complicates this case beyond bad policymaking and recalcitrant first-line officials are the racial overtones.

Matthew McKnight, The New Yorker