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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A surprising and previously unknown fact, esp. one made in a dramatic way.

Weiner resigned from Congress over sexual online exchanges in the summer of 2011. At his press conference, he did not directly comment on the timing of these messages, saying he did not want to get into a ‘back-and-forth’ every time new revelations appear.

Martha T. Moore, USA TODAY