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quiz

noun \ ˈkwiz \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of quiz

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

Examples of quiz in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of quiz from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of quiz

origin unknown


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quiz

verb

Definition of quiz

quizzed; quizzing
transitive verb
1 : to make fun of : mock
2 : to look at inquisitively
3 : to question closely

quizzer

noun

Examples of quiz in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of quiz from the Web

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First Known Use of quiz

1787


QUIZ Defined for English Language Learners

quiz

noun

Definition of quiz for English Language Learners

  • : 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


quiz

verb

Definition of quiz for English Language Learners

  • : to ask (someone) questions about something

  • : to give (someone) a quiz


QUIZ Defined for Kids

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quiz

noun \ ˈkwiz \

Definition of quiz for Students

plural quizzes
: a short test

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quiz

verb

Definition of quiz for Students

quizzed; quizzing
: to ask a lot of questions of
  • We quizzed him about his trip.


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