buzz (n.) Old form(s): buz, buzze
rumour, whisper, report
KL I.iv.322[Gonerill to Albany, of Lear and his knights] Each buzz, each fancy ... / He may enguard his dotage with their powers
TS II.i.206.1[Petruchio to Katherina, responding to 'as heavy as my weight should be'] Should be? Should - buzz! [i.e. there are rumours about you] [also: pun on 'be' = bee]
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