buzz

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[ buhz ]
/ bʌz /

noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

Idioms

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

Origin of buzz

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1350–1400; Middle English busse; imitative
Related formsbuzz·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for buzz off (1 of 2)

buzz off


verb

(intr, adverb; often imperative) informal, mainly British to go away; leave; depart

British Dictionary definitions for buzz off (2 of 2)

buzz

/ (bʌz) /

noun

verb

See also buzz in
Derived Formsbuzzing, noun, adjective

Word Origin for buzz

C16: of imitative origin
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Idioms and Phrases with buzz off

buzz off


Go away, leave. For example, The store owner told the teenagers to buzz off and find another place to hang out. This curt imperative dates from World War I. Also see bug off.

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