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 a firm basis in reality and therefore important, meaningful, or considerable.

‘We’re happy to have a substantive debate [on Medicare], but we need some substance on the other side,’ Stephanie Cutter, Obama deputy campaign manager, said on ‘This Week.’

David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times