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Meaning of buzzard

buz•zard

Pronunciation: (buz'urd), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several broad-winged, soaring hawks of the genus Buteo and allied genera, esp. B. buteo, of Europe.
  2. any of several New World vultures of the family Cathartidae, esp. the turkey vulture.
  3. a contemptible or cantankerous person (often prec. by old): That old buzzard has lived in the same shack for twenty years.
—adj.
  1. senseless; stupid.

buz•zard

Pronunciation: (buz'urd), [key]
— n. Brit. Dial.
  1. any of various nocturnal buzzing insects, as cockchafers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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