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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Buzz
To make a low, continuous, humming or sibilant sound, like that made by bees with their wings. Hence: To utter a murmuring sound; to speak with a low, humming voice.

Etymology: An onomatopœia

verb Buzz
  1. To sound forth by buzzing.
  2. To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an under tone; to spread, as report, by whispers, or secretly."I will buzz abroad such prophecies That Edward shall be fearful of his life." [Shak.]
  3. To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.(Colloq)
  4. [Phonetics] To sound with a “buzz”.
noun Buzz
  1. A continuous, humming noise, as of bees; a confused murmur, as of general conversation in low tones, or of a general expression of surprise or approbation."The constant buzzof a fly." [Macaulay.]"I found the whole room in a buzz of politics." [Addison.]"There is a buzz all around regarding the sermon." [Thackeray.]
  2. A whisper; a report spread secretly or cautiously."There's a certain buzz Of a stolen marriage." [Massinger.]
  3. [Phonetics] The audible friction of voice consonants.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A confusion of activity and gossip ("the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued")
  2. Sound of rapid vibration ("the buzz of a bumble bee")
  3. Call with a buzzer ("he buzzed the servant")
  4. Fly low ("Planes buzzed the crowds in the square")
  5. Make a buzzing sound ("bees were buzzing around the hive")
  6. Be noisy with activity ("This office is buzzing with activity")
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Buzz

Buzz Aldrin is a fighter pilot.


Buzz Lightyear is a fictional character.


Buzz Osborne is a sludge metal, experimental rock, doom metal, noise rock, hardcore punk, avant-garde music, and alternative metal musician. He plays Gibson Les Paul Custom and Electrical Guitar Company. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Buzz was given the name Roger Osborne on March 25th, 1964. Buzz is also known as King Buzzo.


Buzz was born on September 1st, 1972 in Greenville, Texas.


Buzz Sawyer was a wrestler. Buzz was born on June 14th, 1959 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He died on February 7th, 1992.


Buzz Bissinger is a journalist. Buzz was given the name Harry Gerard Bissinger III on November 1st, 1954.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Buzz

Buzz is a comics character.


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Fun Facts about the name Buzz

  • How Popular is the name Buzz? Buzz is the 23,415th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Buzz have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 261 babies born with the first name Buzz in the United States. That's more than enough people named Buzz to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Buzz? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1934 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Buzz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Buzz is Friday, November 11th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Buzz born? The highest recorded use of the first name Buzz was in 1951 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Buzz: Your name in reverse order is Zzub. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zzbu. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.