Definition of Humbuzz

1. a bull-roarer [n -ES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humbuzz

humboldtine
humbucker
humbuckers
humbucking
humbucking pickup
humbug
humbuged
humbugged
humbugger
humbuggeries
humbuggers
humbuggery
humbugging
humbuging
humbugs
humbuzz (current term)
humbuzzes
humdinger
humdingers
humdrum
humdrumness
humdrums
humect
humectant
humectants
humectate
humectated
humectates
humectating
humectation

Literary usage of Humbuzz

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"[humbuzz, in the 'HED.' is applied as a local name to a cockchafer, and also characterizes a species of bull-roarer. It does not seem to have much to do ..."

2. A Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases by Job Lowsley, Barzillai Lowsley (1888)
"humbuzz, n. the cockchafer. See Wedgwood under Hum. Hart, v. to put at a disadvantage ; to try the feelings. Domestic Servant. ..."

3. A Glossary of West Worcestershire Words by Edith L. Chamberlain, Thomas Hallam (1882)
"humbuzz, n. the cockchafer. See "Wedgwood under Hum. Hurt, v. to put at a disadvantage; to try the feelings. Domestic Servant. ..."

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