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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Cheap or inferior goods or material; trash.

No one will confuse ‘Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’ with ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ but the 1964 sci-fi schlocker has won at least one award over the James Stewart classic. It’s been crowned the worst Christmas movie of all time.

Ethan Sacks, The New York Daily News