buzz


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

buzz

1. noun, informal A phone call. Usually used with the verb "give." Give me a buzz when you're done with work. Can I give you a buzz on Saturday?
2. noun, slang A feeling of intense pleasure, excitement, or interest. I always get a buzz from reading positive reviews of my books. A lot of shoplifters don't steal out of need, they do it because of the buzz it gives them.
3. noun, slang Particularly exciting or interesting news. Check out my blog for all the latest buzz on the upcoming presidential election.
4. noun, slang Gossip or rumors. There's been a lot of buzz around the office lately about the possibility of layoffs.
5. noun, slang A state of mild or pleasant intoxication. I haven't had a drink in nearly three months, so I got quite a buzz off just that one beer. I always smoke a joint in the morning so I have a nice buzz during the day.
6. noun, slang A haircut in which the hair is cropped very closely to the scalp; a crewcut. He always had such gorgeous locks, so it was a shock seeing him with a buzz after joining the military.
7. verb, informal To call someone on the phone. I'll buzz you in about an hour when I know what the plan is.
8. verb, informal Of an airplane, to fly low over something. The airplane buzzed the observation tower, much to the delight of the tourists.

buzzing

slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really buzzing!
See also: buzz
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

buzz

1. n. a call on the telephone. (see also jingle.) I’ll give you a buzz tomorrow.
2. tv. to call someone on the telephone. Buzz me about noon.
3. tv. to signal someone with a buzzer. I’ll buzz my secretary.
4. n. a thrill. I got a real buzz out of that.
5. n. a chuckle. Here’s a little joke that’ll give you a buzz.
6. n. the initial effects of drinking alcohol or taking certain drugs. Sam got a little buzz from the wine, but he still needed something stronger.

buzzing

mod. drunk. Sally was buzzing after only a few drinks.
See also: buzz
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
See:
References in periodicals archive ?
"Some of my family were saying, 'You can't call a baby Buzz' but my mind was made up.
Buzz Pops has a patent pending on its processes and methodology to freeze alcohol in sorbets at higher levels than anyone else has been able to do.
Buzz 16, which was founded in 2016, creates both short and long form sports orientated content and is co-owned by shareholders including former Manchester United player and respected broadcaster, Gary Neville, along with former Sky Sports Premier League producer, Scott Melvin.
Denise, a 39-year-old nursery worker, has been making the 46-mile round trip from her home in Glasgow to Wishaw every day since she found out about Buzz's journey, searching the park and the surrounding areas, putting up posters, delivering leaflets and seeking assistance from local residents.
With CBBC Buzz, children can create their own profile, create memes and send in selfies.
The result was that people experienced 2.1 buzz moments in the car and 1.5 in front of the telly, watching football and kissing.
Dr Whitehorn, working with Associate Professor Mario Vallejo-Marin, looked at a complex type of pollination, called buzz pollination, in which bees use vibrations to remove pollen from flowers.
Buzz is now set to graduate from concept to full production model.
With a few taps, users will have instant access to Fare Buzz's unique vendor associations and aggressively negotiated ticket prices.
Buzz Points, a leader in connecting local businesses, community financial institutions and consumers through rewards, said evolve Federal Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in El Paso, has selected the Buzz Points shop local loyalty and rewards program.
We define for our study that a buzz agent refers to any consumer perceived by others as a source of product referral.
Why else would the channel have 90 programmes with the word buzz at the end?
The one that has recently created enough buzz on the internet is a cute documentary about different stages of pregnancy.
Samsung achieved the highest 'buzz score' in a brand ratings survey in Saudi Arabia, which indicates consumers have heard something positive about the brand by advertising, news or word of mouth in the past two weeks.