quiz·​mas·​ter ˈkwiz-ˌma-stər How to pronounce quizmaster (audio)
: one who puts the questions to contestants in a quiz show

Examples of quizmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sign up for the Style Memo newsletter. Bialik, 48, joined the show in 2021 as a guest host before being made a permanent co-host last year along side Ken Jennings, after the death of longtime quizmaster, Alex Trebek. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2023 Pepper is ruthless as a quizmaster. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Feb. 2023 Noseda’s impromptu quizmaster routine from the podium at the conclusion of each piece allows for a casual back and forth between the orchestra and audience, who typically rely on music and applause to communicate. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2022 The quizmaster is an character named Chiko, who is half CGI, half live actor and is particularly hard to please. Patrick Frater, Variety, 11 Apr. 2022 Flimsy answers are likely to be ridiculed and cause the quizmaster to have a tantrum, before an expert reveals the true answer and a provides a humorous demonstration or experiment. Patrick Frater, Variety, 11 Apr. 2022 During his performance, Richard Lederer, known as San Diego Union Tribune history quizmaster and language columnist, will illuminate essential grammar, usage, and punctuation, will auction off his services to benefit the North Coast Rep. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2022 In one round, the quizmasters acted out famous movie posters and tasked players with naming the film. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, 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, 26 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quizmaster was in 1943

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“Quizmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quizmaster. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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