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buzz

Drug slang
noun A regional term for mild intoxication.

Vox populi
Onomatopoeia meaning to make a low, continuous, sibilant sound, as a bee with its wings.
References in classic literature ?
Every little fly that buzzed in the sun's rays was a singer in the universal chorus, "knew its place, and was happy in it.
The news of this buzzed around among the archers in the booths, for there was not a man there that had not heard of these great mid-country yeomen.
By ten o'clock some twenty men had already been carried away from the battery; two guns were smashed and cannon balls fell more and more frequently on the battery and spent bullets buzzed and whistled around.
Avonlea gossip buzzed over the fact, which had leaked out, nobody knew how.
And in the silence that followed, a blue-bottle fly buzzed rowdily against an adjacent window-pane, with occasional loud bumps against the glass tokening that he too had his tragedy, a prisoner pent by baffling transparency from the bright world that blazed so immediately beyond.