quiz

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English[edit]

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The true etymology is unknown.

Noun[edit]

quiz (plural quizzes)

  1. Something designed to puzzle one or make one ridiculous; banter; raillery.
  2. One who or that which quizzes.
  3. (dated) An odd or absurd person or thing.
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  4. A competition in the answering of questions.
    We came second in the pub quiz.
  5. A school examination of less importance, or of greater brevity, than others given in the same course.
  6. A shorter version of a test. Usually given in a classroom setting.

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Verb[edit]

quiz (third-person singular simple present quizzes, present participle quizzing, simple past and past participle quizzed)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To hoax; to chaff or mock with pretended seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure questions.
    • Thackeray
      He quizzed unmercifully all the men in the room.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.
  3. (transitive) To question closely, to interrogate.
  4. (transitive) To instruct by means of a quiz.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English quiz.

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quiz c (singular definite quizzen, plural indefinite quizzer)

  1. quiz (competition in the answering of questions)

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Dutch[edit]

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quiz m (plural quizzen, diminutive quizje n)

  1. quiz

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

quiz m (invariable)

  1. quiz

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English quiz.

Noun[edit]

quiz m (plural quizs)

  1. quiz