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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Compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.

Chris Shays got beat Tuesday. Crushed, in fact. Vying with Linda McMahon for the right to run on the Republican ticket in Connecticut’s Senate election this fall, he managed only twenty-seven per cent of the vote, to McMahon’s seventy-three per cent.

Alex Koppelman, The New Yorker