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 cycle-racing track, typically with steeply banked curves; 2. A stadium containing such a track.

…The futuristic velodrome witnessed six world cycling records, a double disqualification and golds for Britain’s men and Germany’s women in the team sprints.

Mark Trevelyan, Reuters