\ ˈbə-zē How to pronounce buzzy (audio) \
buzzier; buzziest

Definition of buzzy

1 : making a buzz a buzzy sound … the buzzy song of a golden-winged warbler …— Wayne Petersen
2 informal : characterized by a buzz of activity The feel on the street is a buzzy mix of city purposefulness and communal ease …— Andrew McCarthy
3 informal : causing or characterized by a lot of speculative or excited talk or attention : generating buzz — see buzz entry 2 sense 2e The term foodie was coined in the early 1980s, at about the same time Wolfgang Puck began serving gourmet pizzas at his buzzy Spago restaurant in Los Angeles.— Lisa Abend Sesame Street now leaks spoofs of buzzy shows like Mad Men and True Blood online before they air …— Tanner Stransky

First Known Use of buzzy

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Buzzy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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