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squiz

[skwiz]Australian Informal.
verb (used with object), squizzed, squiz·zing.
  1. to peer at quickly and closely.
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noun
  1. a quick, close look.
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Origin of squiz

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

squiz

noun plural squizzes
  1. Australian and NZ slang a look or glance, esp an inquisitive one
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Word Origin

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

v.

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

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