abuzz

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Etymology[edit]

From a- (prefix indicating a condition or manner) +‎ buzz (feeling or rush of energy or excitement; major topic of conversation; widespread rumor; information spread behind the scenes) or buzz (to show a high level of activity and haste; to communicate in an undertone; to spread, as a report, by whispers or secretly; to talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice).[1]

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abuzz (comparative more abuzz, superlative most abuzz)

  1. (postpositive) Characterized by a high level of activity or gossip; in a buzz (feeling or rush of energy or excitement), buzzing.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:active

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Further reading[edit]

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 8.