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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Christmas: period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6.

The supreme bard of yuletide perfectly captured the moment when the aromas of roast goose and freshly boiled Christmas pud billowed in the Cratchit household, ‘A smell like an eating-house and a pastry cook’s next door to each other, with a laundress’s next door to that!‘

Christopher Hirst, The Independent