- a type of self-steering aerial bomb, launched from large land-based rocket platforms: used by the Germans in World War II, especially over England.
Origin of buzz bomb
First recorded in 1940–45
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- another name for the V-1
Word Origin for buzz bomb
C20: from the sound of its engine
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