[skwiz]Australian Informal.

verb (used with object), squizzed, squiz·zing.

to peer at quickly and closely.


a quick, close look.

Origin of squiz

1905–10; expressive formation, perhaps blend of squint and quiz
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British Dictionary definitions for squiz


noun plural squizzes

Australian and NZ slang a look or glance, esp an inquisitive one

Word Origin for squiz

C20: perhaps a blend of squint and quiz
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Word Origin and History for squiz

"to look at," 1916, Australian, perhaps a blend of squint and quiz.

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