squiz

[ skwiz ]
/ skwɪz /
Australian Informal.

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

to peer at quickly and closely.

noun

a quick, close look.

Nearby words

  1. squirt gun,
  2. squirting cucumber,
  3. squish,
  4. squishy,
  5. squit,
  6. squoosh,
  7. squshy,
  8. squush,
  9. squushy,
  10. sr

Origin of squiz

1905–10; expressive formation, perhaps blend of squint and quiz

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British Dictionary definitions for squiz

squiz

/ (skwɪz) /

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

squiz

v.

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

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