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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A group of individuals or organizations combined to promote some common interest.

A New York man who led a secretive computer hacking syndicate from his Lower East Side apartment was sentenced Monday to time served because he helped the feds snare other cyber crooks after his 2011 arrest.

Daniel Beekman, New York Daily News