- 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.
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Idioms for buzz
Origin of buzz1
OTHER WORDS FROM buzzbuzz·ing·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for buzz
So I begin polishing, Boyle begins to make preliminary drawings, and things are buzzing.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hana seeks refuge from the buzzing lights of Otome Road in a nearby café and makes another swirl with her straw.
Friday morning at breakfast, travelers were buzzing in the elevators about why the ship was still moored instead of out at sea.Inside the Cruise Ship Quarantined Over Ebola Fear|Carol McKinley|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The NCPC is responsible to the public and they should do so without having us buzzing on about what to do.
Already critics are buzzing about the series, garnering necessary and positive word of mouth.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch?|Kevin Fallon|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The circus was about breaking up for the night, and the great tent was buzzing and resounding with noise.The Rival Campers Ashore|Ruel Perley Smith
Frantic wires have been buzzing all the afternoon for you—priority messages pouring in.Tell England|Ernest Raymond
A buzzing noise came from one of the apartments, as though a thousand hands were crushing silk paper between the fingers.Crimes of Charity|Konrad Bercovici
But there is no lack now of flowery sweets for this buzzing colony.Pastoral Days|William Hamilton Gibson
In the buzzing little auditorium of the Players' Studio, Charlie endeavored to further his quest.Erik Dorn|Ben Hecht
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