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. Bitter criticism or malice; 2. Sulphuric acid.

Doug Ford, known for his vitriol, his love of a live television camera and his penchant for talking off-the-cuff, brings a new dynamic to the campaign for mayor.

Elizabeth Church & Ann Hui, The Globe and Mail