buzz bomb

noun

Definition of buzz bomb

: an unguided jet-propelled missile used by the Germans against England in World War II

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Recent Examples on the Web At the time the Germans were launching buzz bombs, or V-1 flying bombs, which would nose-dive into the ground with about a ton of TNT. New York Times, "A German Mine Hit and the Ship Split in Half," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of buzz bomb

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Buzz bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buzz%20bomb. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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