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 row or line of grass, grain, or other crop as it lies when mown or reaped;. A strip left clear by the passage of a mowing machine or scythe; 3. A broad strip or area of something.

2nd day of power failures cripples wide swath of India.

Gardiner Harris & Heather Timmons, The New York Times