buzz

1
[ buhz ]
/ bʌz /

noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. buys-ballot's law,
  2. buyup,
  3. buzau,
  4. buzkashi,
  5. buzuki,
  6. buzz bomb,
  7. buzz cut,
  8. buzz in,
  9. buzz off,
  10. buzz phrase

Idioms

    have/get a buzz on, Slang. to be slightly intoxicated: After a few beers they all had a buzz on.

Origin of buzz

1
1350–1400; Middle English busse; imitative

Related formsbuzz·ing·ly, adverb

buzz

2
[ buhz ]
/ bʌz /

noun Slang.

a man's very short haircut; crew cut.

Origin of buzz

2
origin uncertain

Aldrin

[ awl-drin ]
/ ˈɔl drɪn /

noun

Edwin Eugene, Jr.Buzz, born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
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British Dictionary definitions for buzz

buzz

/ (bʌz) /

noun

verb

See also buzz in

Derived Formsbuzzing, noun, adjective

Word Origin for buzz

C16: of imitative origin

aldrin

/ (ˈɔːldrɪn) /

noun

a brown to white poisonous crystalline solid, more than 95 per cent of which consists of the compound C 12 H 8 Cl 6, which is used as an insecticide. Melting pt: 105°C

Word Origin for aldrin

C20: named after K. Alder (1902–58) German chemist

Aldrin

/ (ˈɔːldrɪn) /

noun

Edwin Eugene Jr., known as Buzz. born 1930, US astronaut; the second man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 flight
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Word Origin and History for buzz
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Science definitions for buzz

aldrin

[ ôldrĭn ]

A highly poisonous white powder used as a crop pesticide and to kill termites. Because of its toxicity to animals and humans, its production has been discontinued. Aldrin is a chlorinated derivative of naphthalene closely related to dieldrin. Chemical formula: C12H8Cl6.
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