full of or alive with activity, talk, etc.: The company was abuzz with rumors about the new owner.

1855–60; a-1 + buzz1

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abuzz (əˈbʌz)
(postpositive) humming, as with conversation, activity, etc; buzzing

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Word Origin & History

1859, from a- (1) + buzz. First recorded in Dickens.
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Example sentences
Such a prospect may be a long way off, but it's certain to keep researchers
  abuzz until their next gathering.
And the aviation world is abuzz with what he's been saying lately.
Small bars are abuzz and people pile into huts hooked up to generators to watch
  football matches.
The capital is abuzz with talk of a coup by junior officers to bring him to
  power even more quickly.
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