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[uh-buhz] /əˈbʌz/
full of or alive with activity, talk, etc.:
The company was abuzz with rumors about the new owner.
Origin of abuzz
1855-60; a-1 + buzz1 Unabridged
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  • Such a prospect may be a long way off, but it's certain to keep researchers abuzz until their next gathering.
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  • The capital is abuzz with talk of a coup by junior officers to bring him to power even more quickly.
  • And the world of financial journalism is abuzz today.
  • Inside, the usually serene halls were abuzz with decades-old gossip.
  • If so, you have probably noticed an interesting trend that have travel writers and flying experts abuzz.
  • Social media were abuzz with diverse opinions on ads.
  • He notes that river cities, once abuzz with trade, are now searching for new opportunities.
  • It's basically a flying warehouse abuzz with armor-clad clinicians and portable life-support units.
British Dictionary definitions for abuzz


(postpositive) humming, as with conversation, activity, etc; buzzing
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Word Origin and History for abuzz

1859, from a- (1) + buzz. First recorded in Dickens.

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