buzzier; buzziest
: making a buzz
a buzzy sound
… the buzzy song of a golden-winged warbler …Wayne Petersen
informal : characterized by a buzz of activity
The feel on the street is a buzzy mix of city purposefulness and communal ease …Andrew McCarthy
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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The pair’s city date comes after their buzzy joint appearance last month at Coachella, where the singers were captured on video sharing a passionate kiss during a show. Harper's BAZAAR, 24 May 2023 Enter: cycle syncing, a buzzy concept that has nothing to do with getting your period at the same time as a friend. Kristin Canning, Women's Health, 10 May 2023 Ice Spice The London pop star and the buzzy New York rapper were both busy expanding their TikTok fandoms before linking up for this massive track. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 5 May 2023 Bluesky got insanely buzzy because a just-small-enough group of internet culture creators who all have relatively compatible politics and pop cultural tastes took over the app at the right time. Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2023 However, renowned makeup artist Sir John, who was responsible for the buzzy look, opened up about the experience post-Gala. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 1 May 2023 The airy, terrarium-like venue is lined with tall plants behind glass panes, while a buzzy 60-person bar frames the open kitchen. Nora Walsh, Travel + Leisure, 30 Apr. 2023 With its thriving creative scene, Bangkok — where Charlie Hunnam filmed much of Apple TV+’s Shantaram — has felt especially buzzy of late. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Apr. 2023 New York Times - Some experts think the buzzy four-day workweek proposal could be even shorter. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 25 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of buzzy was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Buzzy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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