any of several broad-winged, soaring hawks of the genus Buteo and allied genera, especially B. buteo, of Europe.
any of several New World vultures of the family Cathartidae, especially the turkey vulture.
Slang. a contemptible or cantankerous person (often preceded by old): That old buzzard has lived in the same shack for twenty years.
Obsolete. senseless; stupid.
- buz·zard·like, adjective
- buz·zard·ly, adjective, adverb
How to use buzzard in a sentence
The sight of ravens, a bald eagle, or, in the warmer months, a buzzard, makes her grow tense.Someone Is Killing Wild Horses in Arizona. One Woman Is Determined to Find Out Who | Marisa Agha / Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Ariz. | March 25, 2022 | Time
To that end, last year buzzard, Massot, and Johan Commelin of the University of Freiburg in Germany undertook an ambitious proof-of-concept project.
We can deal with that old buzzard as freely and as profitably as if we were in a cutthroat pawnshop.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
Lying so, she looked far up into the blue sky where a buzzard floated on lazy wings.The Shepherd of the Hills | Harold Bell Wright
But quick as she was, the buzzard, who had been watching her movements from the bough of a tree, was quicker still.The Animal Story Book | Various
British Dictionary definitions for buzzard
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