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buzzard

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noun buz·zard \ˈbə-zərd\

Simple Definition of buzzard

  • : a kind of large bird that eats animals that are already dead

  • : a kind of large hawk

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of buzzard

  1. 1 chiefly British :  buteo

  2. 2 :  any of various usually large birds of prey (as the turkey vulture)

  3. 3 :  a contemptible or rapacious person

Examples of buzzard in a sentence

  1. <the real estate buzzards were really putting pressure on the one homeowner who was still refusing to sell>

  2. <that crotchety old man can be a real buzzard when he's in a bad mood—which is usually the case>



Origin of buzzard

Middle English busard, from Old French, alteration of buison, from Latin buteon, buteo hawk


First Known Use: 14th century



BUZZARD Defined for Kids

buzzard

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noun buz·zard \ˈbə-zərd\

Definition of buzzard for Students

  1. :  a usually large bird of prey that flies slowly





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