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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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Example sentences from the Web for quiz

  • Fid was the chief quizzer; but he had got several others to join him in making a butt of Gregory.

    True Blue|W.H.G. Kingston
  • My quizzer has returned, peeped over my shoulder, and asked this question.

  • She looked at the pocket quizzer Quillan was checking over unhurriedly.

    Legacy|James H Schmitz

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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