UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkwɪz/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kwiz)

Inflections of 'quiz' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": quizzes
Inflections of 'quiz' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
quiz  (kwiz), n., pl.  quiz•zes, v.,  quizzed, quiz•zing. 
n. [countable]
  1. an informal or short test.
  2. a questioning.

v. [+ object]
  1. to test informally by questions:quizzed her students on irregular verb forms.
  2. to ask questions of (someone) closely:The reporters quizzed the president.
quiz•zer, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
quiz  (kwiz),USA pronunciation  n., pl.  quiz•zes, v.,  quizzed, quiz•zing. 
  1. an informal test or examination of a student or class.
  2. a questioning.
  3. a practical joke;
    a hoax.
  4. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]an eccentric, often odd-looking person.

  1. to examine or test (a student or class) informally by questions.
  2. to question closely:The police quizzed several suspects.
  3. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]to make fun of;
quizza•ble, adj. 
quizzer, n. 
  • 1775–85 in sense "odd person''; 1840–50 for def. 1; origin, originally uncertain

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
quiz /kwɪz/ n ( pl quizzes)
  1. an entertainment in which the general or specific knowledge of the players is tested by a series of questions, esp as a radio or television programme
  2. (as modifier): a quiz programme
  3. any set of quick questions designed to test knowledge
  4. an investigation by close questioning; interrogation
  5. obsolete a practical joke; hoax
  6. obsolete a puzzling or eccentric individual
  7. obsolete a person who habitually looks quizzically at others, esp through a small monocle
vb (quizzes, quizzing, quizzed)(transitive)
  1. to investigate by close questioning; interrogate
  2. US Canadian informal to test or examine the knowledge of (a student or class)
  3. (transitive) obsolete to look quizzically at, esp through a small monocle
Etymology: 18th Century: of unknown origin

ˈquizzer n
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