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quiz

[ kwiz ]
/ kwɪz /
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noun, plural quiz·zes.
an informal test or examination of a student or class.
a questioning.
a practical joke; a hoax.
Chiefly British. an eccentric, often odd-looking person.
verb (used with object), quizzed, quiz·zing.
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Origin of quiz

1775–85 in sense “odd person”; 1840–50 for def. 1; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM quiz

quiz·za·ble, adjectivequizzer, nounun·quiz·za·ble, adjectiveun·quizzed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quiz

quiz
/ (kwɪz) /

noun plural quizzes
verb quizzes, quizzing or quizzed (tr)

Derived forms of quiz

quizzer, noun

Word Origin for quiz

C18: of unknown origin
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