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quiz

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noun \ˈkwiz\

Definition of quiz

plural

quizzes

  1. 1 :  an eccentric person

  2. 2 :  practical joke

  3. 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>

Origin and Etymology of quiz

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1749


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quiz

verb

Definition of quiz

quizzed

quizzing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make fun of :  mock

  3. 2 :  to look at inquisitively

  4. 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>

1794

First Known Use of quiz

1794


QUIZ Defined for English Language Learners

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quiz

play
noun \ˈkwiz\

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


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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

play
noun \ˈkwiz\

Definition of quiz for Students

plural

quizzes

  1. :  a short test


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quiz

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verb

Definition of quiz for Students

quizzed

quizzing

  1. :  to ask a lot of questions of <We quizzed him about his trip.>



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