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ˈbʌz ərdbuz·zard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buzzard, turkey buzzard, turkey vulture, Cathartes auranoun

    a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States

  2. buzzard, Buteo buteonoun

    the common European short-winged hawk


  1. buzzardnoun

    Any of several Old-World birds of prey with broad wings and a broad tail.

  2. buzzardnoun

    In North America, a general term for scavenging birds such as the American black vulture, also called American black buzzard (Coragyps atratus), and the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura).

  3. Etymology: From busart, possibly from buteon.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Buzzardnoun

    Etymology: busard, Fr.

    More pity that the eagle should be mawl’d,
    While kites and buzzards prey at liberty. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    The noble buzzard ever pleas’d me best;
    Of small renown, ’tis true: for, not to lie,
    We call him but a hawk by courtesy. John Dryden, Hind and P.

    Those blind buzzards, who, in late years, of wilful maliciousness, would neither learn themselves, nor could teach others any thing at all. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.


  1. Buzzard

    Buzzard is the common name of several species of birds of prey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buzzardnoun

    a bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to the genus Buteo and related genera

  2. Buzzardnoun

    a blockhead; a dunce

  3. Buzzardadjective

    senseless; stupid


  1. Buzzard

    A buzzard is one of several large birds, but there are a number of meanings as detailed below.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buzzard

    buz′ard, n. a bird of prey of the falcon family: a blockhead: a name for some night moths and cockchafers.—n. Buzz′ard-clock, a cockchafer, the dor. [Fr. busard; prob. from L. buteo, a kind of falcon.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Buzzard is ranked #9845 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Buzzard surname appeared 3,287 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Buzzard.

    87.5% or 2,876 total occurrences were White.
    5.7% or 190 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.9% or 97 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 72 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.8% or 27 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.7% or 25 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buzzard in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buzzard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of buzzard in a Sentence

  1. Jack Duff:

    Our coal industry is going down, one thing I've learned - and I am a old decrepit buzzard - is you've got to keep moving forward. Our people have to adapt.

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