Definitions for QUIZ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quiz(verb)

    an examination consisting of a few short questions

  2. quiz, test(verb)

    examine someone's knowledge of something

    "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"


  1. quiz(Noun)

    Something designed to puzzle one or make one ridiculous; banter; raillery.

  2. quiz(Noun)

    One who or that which quizzes.

  3. quiz(Noun)

    One who or that which is obnoxious to ridicule or quizzing; a queer or ridiculous person or thing.

  4. quiz(Noun)

    A competition in the answering of questions.

  5. quiz(Noun)

    A school examination of less importance, or of greater brevity, than others given in the same course.

  6. quiz(Verb)

    To hoax.

  7. quiz(Verb)

    To question closely, to interrogate.

  8. Origin: The true etymology is unknown. The following have all been proposed:

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quiz(noun)

    a riddle or obscure question; an enigma; a ridiculous hoax

  2. Quiz(noun)

    one who quizzes others; as, he is a great quiz

  3. Quiz(noun)

    an odd or absurd fellow

  4. Quiz(noun)

    an exercise, or a course of exercises, conducted as a coaching or as an examination

  5. Quiz(verb)

    to puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure questions

  6. Quiz(verb)

    to peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly

  7. Quiz(verb)

    to instruct in or by a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4

  8. Quiz(verb)

    to conduct a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4

  9. Origin: [It is said that Daly, the manager of a Dublin playhouse, laid a wager that a new word of no meaning should be the common talk and puzzle of the city in twenty-four hours. In consequence of this the letters q u i z were chalked by him on all the walls of Dublin, with an effect that won the wager. Perhaps, however, originally a variant of whiz, and formerly the name of a popular game.]


  1. Quiz

    A quiz is a form of game or mind sport in which the players attempt to answer questions correctly. In some countries, a quiz is also a brief assessment used in education and similar fields to measure growth in knowledge, abilities, and/or skills. Quizzes are usually scored in points and many quizzes are designed to determine a winner from a group of participants - usually the participant with the highest score.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'QUIZ' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4478

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