a- (“in such a manner”) + buzz (“to drone”)
abuzz (comparative more abuzz, superlative most abuzz)
- In a buzz; buzzing
2005, Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town:
- he remembered boyhood summers on the mountain's slopes abuzz with blackflies and syrupy heat.
- (postpositive) Characterized by excessive gossip or activity.
1902, Francis Lynde, The Master of Appleby:
- Now what a-devil has set this hornet's nest of theirs abuzz so suddenly?
1914, Peter B. Kyne, The Long Chance:
- The town was abuzz with excitement for an hour, when the news became stale.
- ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8