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 simultaneous discharge of artillery or other guns in a battle; 2. A number of weapons released from one or more aircraft in quick succession.

AOL announced Monday it is selling more than 800 patents to Microsoft for $1 billion, marking the latest salvo in the tech industry’s all-out war over who controls the most lucrative ideas powering the Internet and smartphones.

Jia Lynn Lang, The Washington Post