noun \ˈkwiz\

: a short spoken or written test that is often taken without preparation

: a set of questions about a particular subject that people try to answer as a game or competition

plural quiz·zes

Full Definition of QUIZ

:  an eccentric person
:  the act or action of quizzing; specifically :  a short oral or written test

Examples of QUIZ

  1. The teacher gave us a quiz on the material we studied yesterday.
  2. <always eager to put everything down, my boyfriend had to be a quiz and make fun of the actors and costumes in our local theater troupe's latest production>

Origin of QUIZ

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1749

Rhymes with QUIZ



: to ask (someone) questions about something

: to give (someone) a quiz


Full Definition of QUIZ

transitive verb
:  to make fun of :  mock
:  to look at inquisitively
:  to question closely
quiz·zer noun

Examples of QUIZ

  1. <quickly quizzed her about the assignment before heading off to class>
  2. <hated the way those relatives would quiz me about my partner and our living arrangements>

First Known Use of QUIZ



Next Word in the Dictionary: quizee
Previous Word in the Dictionary: quixotize
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