- 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.
- 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.
Idioms about buzz
Origin of buzz
OTHER WORDS FROM buzzbuzz·ing·ly, adverb
How to use buzz in a sentence
The image was normally kind of ghostly, and every time the network would post stats on the screen, the TV would get buggy and buzz loudly.Making the Most of Playing Hooky for the World Series|Eugene Robinson|October 25, 2020|Ozy
OpenAI’s text generating AI has gotten a lot of buzz since its release in June.OpenAI’s GPT-3 Wrote This Short Film—Even the Twist at the End|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|October 23, 2020|Singularity Hub
Similarly, there’s been some quiet buzz around zinc, which is the main ingredient in the homeopathic therapy Cold-Eeze.
Over the last year, buzz around ESG investing has grown significantly.Sustainability: If your company has a great record, make sure investors hear about it|matthewheimer|October 2, 2020|Fortune
Quarles has one of the highest signal-to-noise ratios I’ve ever seen, equally passionate about her dog as she is about the latest buzz in business.You should know the new CEO of this software company|Adam Lashinsky|September 29, 2020|Fortune
So I begin polishing, Boyle begins to make preliminary drawings, and things are buzzing.
After much frantic buzzing about the lot, he's located and changes his plans at the last minute.
Hana seeks refuge from the buzzing lights of Otome Road in a nearby café and makes another swirl with her straw.
Of course, the loud buzzing of such drones and towels being blown away would have been a dead giveaway to the pool girls.Anatomy of a Drone Porn: ‘Drone Boning’ Makes Sex Look Like Art|Aurora Snow|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And there it was before my eyes—a real trip in those brain-buzzing LSD colors.
The big propeller-wings began to beat the air, and the sound rose to a keen buzzing.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
They'd come buzzing out of those tents like hornets if we broke in now, in all probability.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
He'd like to go buzzing into San Jose behind the wheel of a car like the one Foster had fooled him into stealing.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
Now their rising tiers of seats were filled by a buzzing throng, rustling their silken mantles and satin bleaunts.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
The gadfly does not immediately sting you; it begins by buzzing in your ears, and you do not at first know what it is.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete|Honore de Balzac
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