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 charitable or helpful person; 2. A member of a people inhabiting Samaria in biblical times.

They’re been called ‘layaway angels.’ These anonymous donors have made appearances in Kmart stores across the country and at several stores in the area, paying layaway accounts for customers who might otherwise not have had the money.

Lori Kersey, The Charleston Gazette