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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.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

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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