verb (used with object), squizzed, squiz·zing.
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What does squiz mean?
A squiz is a short, close look at something. It can also be used as a verb meaning to take such a look.
Squiz is Australian and New Zealand slang. It is most commonly used as a noun, especially in phrases like have a squiz and give (something) a squiz.
Example: Give this room a squiz to see if you can find my car keys.
Where does squiz come from?
Similar terms in American English are take a peek and take/have a gander, but these don’t quite match the quickness or haste that squiz implies. Squiz can refer to any quick look at something, but it is often used when one must inspect something that’s slightly off or not quite right, such as by being crooked or out of line. In such cases, you need to look closely, but do it quick, as in Have a squiz at my tie, will you? I think I tied it wrong.
Before it came to be used in its current sense, squiz was (unrelatedly) sometimes used as a kind of sound effect word representing a squishing noise or machine sound.
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What are some other forms of squiz?
- squizzes (plural noun, verb)
- squizzed (past tense verb)
- squizzing (continuous tense verb)
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What are some words squiz may be commonly confused with?
How is squiz used in real life?
Squiz is a slang word, and it’s always used informally. It’s rarely used outside of Australia and New Zealand.
Viewing hours for The Art of Divorce at Carriageworks 10am-5pm . Go and have a squiz , costs nothing to have a look . Auction Sat 7th 6pm Sydney time via @SothebysAUST you can watch it live online !
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 5, 2018
Come down and have a squiz at our twilight training session tomorrow arvo @EssendonFC 👍
— Dyson Heppell (@DysonHeppell) November 21, 2016
We Bare Bears is a wonderful show. Definitely worth a squiz no matter what your typical viewing habits are https://t.co/bb1sOp4dVg
— Bocroka (@Bocroka) February 12, 2020
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Is squiz used correctly in the following sentence?
Come have a squiz at this rug—it seems to need a cleaning.