Buzzard meaning

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An avaricious or otherwise unpleasant person.
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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).
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A person regarded as mean, grasping, etc.
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Any of various North American vultures, such as the turkey vulture.
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(colloquial, derogatory, slang, often preceded by "old", the "old buzzard") A curmudgeonly or cantankerous man; an old person; a mean, greedy person.
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(archaic) A blockhead; a dunce.
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(chiefly british) A hawk of the genus Buteo, having broad wings and a broad tail.
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Any of various Old World hawks (esp. certain species of the genus Buteo) that are slow and heavy in flight.
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Any of several Old-World birds of prey with broad wings and a broad tail.
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Origin of buzzard

  • Middle English busard hawk of the genus Buteo from Old French from Latin būteō

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman buisart, from Old French buison, buson (French buse), possibly from Latin buteōn (“buteo”).

    From Wiktionary