Origin of buzzard1
Definition for buzzard (2 of 2)
noun British Dialect.
Examples from the Web for buzzard
At times, from far up the moorland comes down even the strange cry of a buzzard, or the croak of a wandering raven.In the West Country|Francis A. Knight
The Buzzard is now so far away, sir, that Im not quite sure whether I can see her signal mast or not.
Yes, if you can do it without scratching our paint, came the assent from the Buzzard.
The buzzard hawks usually occur in the woods, but during the migrations pass over the fields, flying high.Manual of Taxidermy|Charles Johnson Maynard
The buzzard was outside the door making music on his violin.Fairy Tales from Brazil|Elsie Spicer Eells
British Dictionary definitions for buzzard
Word Origin for buzzard
Word Origin and History for buzzard
c.1300, from Old French buisart "buzzard, harrier, inferior hawk," from buson, buison, from Latin buteonem (nominative buteo) a kind of hawk, perhaps with -art suffix for one that carries on some action or possesses some quality, with derogatory connotation (see -ard).