- a feeling of intense enthusiasm, interest, excitement, or exhilaration: I get a terrific buzz from those Pacific sunsets.Their ads are generating plenty of buzz.
- a feeling of slight intoxication or overstimulation from liquor or drugs: Too much caffeine gives me a buzz.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to fly a plane very low over: to buzz a field.
- to signal or greet (someone) by flying a plane low and slowing the motor spasmodically.
DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Idioms for buzz
Origin of buzz1
OTHER WORDS FROM buzzbuzz·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for buzz (2 of 2)
Origin of buzz2
Example sentences from the Web for buzz
In fact, she knew the correct answer 92 percent of the time she buzzed in during her 20-game streak.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had buzzed around the wiki flower for a while, and then pollinated the free-encyclopedia flower.
He telephoned the Archives and I was buzzed through a locked door to climb up several hundred stone steps to the Round Tower.Working in The Royal Archives and Dreaming Up a Novel|Tom Sykes|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The driver wore reflector shades, and his hair was buzzed short.
A receptionist becomes a movie star by starring in the most buzzed about film of the season.
Dicky came up after him to see what we was up to, and when he did see he buzzed a pillow at Oswald, and the fight began.The Wouldbegoods|E. Nesbit
It buzzed around the smithy and then lit on a clover blossom by the door.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year|E.C. Hartwell
They buzzed over his head, keeping pace even with his headlong flight.The Mad Planet|Murray Leinster
The little lobby milled and buzzed, drowning the scratching of the pen as a trembling man signed the confession, page by page.The White Desert|Courtney Ryley Cooper
The gardens of the Golden Shell buzzed with the clatter and hum of a thousand busy squires.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for buzz
- a pleasant sensation, as from a drug such as cannabis
- a sense of excitement; kick
- to fly an aircraft very low over (an object)to buzz a ship
- to fly an aircraft very close to or across the path of (another aircraft), esp to warn or intimidate