Definitions

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  • n. A slang term for rattlesnake.

Etymologies

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buzz + worm

Examples

  • A buzzworm is Western jargon for a rattlesnake, but Young has appropriated the term and hopes it will become synonymous with another thing he finds noisy, dangerous and pervasive: a natural gas drilling rig.

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