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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.
slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really buzzing!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
mod. drunk. Sally was buzzing after only a few drinks.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- a buzz kill
- buzz along
- buzz for
- buzz for (one)
- buzz in
- buzz in(to someplace)
- buzz into a place
- buzz off
- buzz up
- buzz with
- buzz with (something)
- catch a buzz
- get a buzz on
- get a buzz out of
- get a buzz out of (someone or something)
- get a buzz out of someone/something
- give (one) a buzz
- give a ring
- give somebody a buzz
- give someone a buzz
- give someone a ring
- have a buzz on
- make like a bee and buzz off
- rolling buzz