• IPA: /kwɪz/, [kʰw̥ɪz]

quiz (plural quizzes)

  1. (dated) An odd, puzzling or absurd person or thing.
    • 1833, Maria Edgeworth, Moral Tales, volume 1, page 204:
      I tell you I am going to the music shop. I trust to your honour. Lord Rawson, I know, will call me a fool for trusting to the honour of a quiz.
  2. A competition in the answering of questions.
    We came second in the pub quiz.
  3. (education) A school examination of less importance, or of greater brevity, than others given in the same course.
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  • Russian: (коро́ткий) тест
  • Spanish: examen parcial

quiz (quizzes, present participle quizzing; 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.
  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.
  5. (transitive, obsolete, rare) To play with a quiz.
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