Buzz etymology


English word buzz comes from late Middle English buzz (which is onomatopoeic, i.e. imitative of the buzzing sound)

Etymology of buzz

Detailed word origin of buzz

Dictionary entry Language Definition
buzz English (en) Buzzing sound
buzz English (en) (aviation) To fly at high speed and at a very low altitude over a specified area, as to make a surprise pass.. (by extension) To utter a murmuring sound; to speak with a low, humming voice.. (chiefly, of an insect) To fly while making such a sound.. (colloquial) To show a high level of activity and haste (alluding to the common simile "busy as a bee"). Often in the colloquial imperative [...]

Words with the same origin as buzz

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