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abuzz

[uh-buhz] /əˈbʌz/
adjective
1.
2.
full of or alive with activity, talk, etc.:
The company was abuzz with rumors about the new owner.
Origin of abuzz
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; a-1 + buzz1
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  • The town was abuzz with excitement for an hour, when the news became stale.

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  • On the 12th of December, 1864, Dublin society was abuzz with excitement.

  • After that, not the cloggers shop only, but half Horwick and all Back o th Mooin were abuzz with the news.

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  • The hotel parlor and office were abuzz with stories of the guests, decorations, and city caterer.

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  • The long silent halls of sumptuous hotels are all abuzz with excited arrivals.

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British Dictionary definitions for abuzz

abuzz

/əˈbʌz/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) humming, as with conversation, activity, etc; buzzing
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Word Origin and History for abuzz
adv.

1859, from a- (1) + buzz. First recorded in Dickens.

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