What does the word quiz mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To make game of; chaff.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To peer at.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To examine by questions.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • An absurd or puzzling question or suggestion.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • One given to quizzing.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Quizzical.

Usage examples for quiz

  1. " You won't quiz my Helen out of her love for me, Miss Rosalind Torrington," replied Charles, laughing; " so do not hope it." – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  2. " He's got too short legs," said Dernor, who, aware of the affection the Huron bore him, and experiencing a sort of reaction of his spirits after their continued depression, was disposed to quiz Oonamoo a little. – The Riflemen of the Miami by Edward S. Ellis
  3. He was not a young petit maitre, to quiz things: he was fifty, if he was a day: his hair already turned to fine gray. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
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