quiz·​mas·​ter | \ ˈkwiz-ˌma-stər How to pronounce quizmaster (audio) \

Definition of quizmaster

: one who puts the questions to contestants in a quiz show

Examples of quizmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one round, the quizmasters acted out famous movie posters and tasked players with naming the film. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, "The Pubs Are Closed, but Brits Keep Quizzing," 13 Apr. 2020 Eberhardt’s students committed the same error—except when the quizmaster was black and the contestant was white. Douglas Starr, Science | AAAS, "Meet the psychologist exploring unconscious bias—and its tragic consequences for society," 26 Mar. 2020 In the weeks since Britain went into lockdown, dozens of online pub quizzes have emerged to meet that need—many of them adapted by existing quizmasters across the country. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, "The Pubs Are Closed, but Brits Keep Quizzing," 13 Apr. 2020 Teams survived five rounds of intense questioning by John Mooney, the evening's quizmaster. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Shad Derby Trivia Contest Tests Knowledge," 26 Apr. 2018 Bruce Forsyth, an English entertainer, host and quizmaster whose career spanned the history of television, died on Friday at his home in London. The Associated Press, New York Times, "Bruce Forsyth, 89, Cheeky Fixture of British TV, Is Dead," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of quizmaster

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Quizmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quizmaster. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of quizmaster

: a person who asks the questions for people to answer on a quiz show

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