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Definition of abuzz

: filled or resounding with or as if with a buzzing sound a lake abuzz with outboards especially : filled with talk or excitement an office abuzz with rumors a town abuzz with anticipation of the big game

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Examples of abuzz in a Sentence

the classroom was abuzz with preparations for that evening's open house for the parents
Recent Examples on the Web Last night, the pop-up Bumble Hive at The Surf Lodge in Montauk was abuzz for the dating app turned networking and socializing empire’s sunset soiree, hosted by founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, Rachel Zoe, Sara Foster, and Erin Foster. Vogue, "Bumble Hosts a Sunset Summer Soiree at The Surf Lodge," 10 Aug. 2018 Social media has been abuzz with reminders of the murder and memories of Khashoggi, who had evolved from a government spokesman into the most prominent critic of the crown prince. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Haunts Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince," 2 Oct. 2019 Two weeks ago the Internet was abuzz when a joyful Minnesota mom posted a video of her 4-year-old son singing his first tune. Caryn M. Sullivan, Twin Cities, "Caryn M. Sullivan: For would-be employees and amenable employers, opportunity for a happy dance," 23 June 2019 The top superstar of this summer’s class set Toronto abuzz Wednesday when he was sighted at the airport. Dan Loumena, latimes.com, "Kawhi Leonard sets Toronto abuzz with reported airport arrival," 3 July 2019 An endless cascade of cold beer and homemade fruity schnapps keeps spirits abuzz. Danielle Bernabe, National Geographic, "Eat, drink, and herd cattle at this Austrian festival," 15 Sep. 2019 By first light, the Nextdoor email group was abuzz with news of the hateful fliers as well as final details about the March for a Hate-Free Hillsborough scheduled for noon that day. Steven Petrow, Washington Post, "After the KKK makes a late night visit, a tiny North Carolina town takes a stand," 6 Sep. 2019 The 90210 event, scheduled for Sept. 17, also happens to fall during Emmy week when the city will be abuzz with various events celebrating the TV business, something Trump frequently comments on. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Trump to Appear at Beverly Hills Fundraiser During Emmys Week," 29 Aug. 2019 Next door, Laurel Tavern was abuzz with busy bartenders slinging beers for a full house, including one table surrounded by strollers and a trio of moms with babes in arm. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "Crowds pack Lower Greenville's bars, unfazed by horrific crime blocks away," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of abuzz

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abuzz

a- entry 1 + buzz entry 1

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The first known use of abuzz was in 1859

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5 Dec 2019

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“Abuzz.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abuzz. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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informal : filled with excited talk about something

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