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 road or path forming a route between two places.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday rejected the demands of thousands of pro-democracy protesters who have paralyzed some of the city’s key thoroughfares, saying the Chinese government won’t heed calls to reverse its ruling on political reform.

Jeffrey Ng, The Wall Street Journal