quiz

[ kwiz ]
/ kwɪz /

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.


Nearby words

  1. quiver leg,
  2. quiverful,
  3. quixote,
  4. quixotic,
  5. quixotism,
  6. quiz kid,
  7. quiz program,
  8. quizmaster,
  9. quizzical,
  10. quizzically

Origin of quiz

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

Related formsquiz·za·ble, adjectivequiz·zer, nounun·quiz·za·ble, adjectiveun·quizzed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for quizzer

quiz

/ (kwɪz) /

noun plural quizzes

verb quizzes, quizzing or quizzed (tr)

Derived Formsquizzer, noun

Word Origin for quiz

C18: of unknown origin

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