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Is quiz a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word quiz is a Scrabble US word. The word quiz is worth 22 points in Scrabble:

Q10U1I1Z10

Is quiz a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word quiz is a Scrabble UK word and has 22 points:

Q10U1I1Z10

Is quiz a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word quiz is a Words With Friends word. The word quiz is worth 23 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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You can make 2 words from 'quiz' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'quiz'

QUIZ 22 

2 letters words from 'quiz'

QI 11 

All 4 letters words made out of quiz

quiz uqiz qiuz iquz uiqz iuqz quzi uqzi qzui zqui uzqi zuqi qizu iqzu qziu zqiu izqu ziqu uizq iuzq uziq zuiq izuq ziuq

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word quiz. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in quiz.

Definitions and meaning of quiz

quiz

Etymology

Attested since the 1780s, of unknown origin.

  • The Century Dictionary suggests it was originally applied to a popular toy, from a dialectal variant of whiz.
  • The Random House Dictionary suggests the original sense was "odd person" (circa 1780).
  • Others suggest the meaning "hoax" was original (1796), shifting to the meaning "interrogate" (1847) under the influence of question and inquisitive.
  • Some say without evidence it was invented by a late-18th-century Dublin theatre proprietor who bet he could add a new nonsense word to the English language; he had the word painted on walls all over the city, and the morning after, everyone was talking about it (The Pre-Victorian Drama in Dublin ).
  • Others suggest it was originally quies (1847), Latin qui es? (who are you?), traditionally the first question in oral Latin exams. They suggest that it was first used as a noun from 1867, and the spelling quiz first recorded in 1886, but this is demonstrably incorrect.
  • A further derivation, assuming that the original sense is "good, ingenuous, harmless man, overly conventional, pedantic, rule-bound man, square; nerd; oddball, eccentric", is based on a column from 1785 which claims that the origin is a jocular translation of the Horace quotation vir bonus est quis as "the good man is a quiz" at Cambridge.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kwɪz/, [kʰw̥ɪz]
  • Rhymes: -ɪz

Noun

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. (dated) One who questions or interrogates; a prying person.
  3. A competition in the answering of questions.
  4. (education) A school examination of less importance, or of greater brevity, than others given in the same course.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

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.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.
  3. (transitive) To question (someone) closely, to interrogate.
  4. (transitive) To instruct (someone) by means of a quiz.
  5. (transitive, obsolete, rare) To play with a quiz. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Translations

References


Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from English quiz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kvis/, [kʰvis]
  • Homophone: quiz'

Noun

quiz c (singular definite quizzen, plural indefinite quizzer)

  1. quiz (competition in the answering of questions)

Inflection

Related terms

  • quizze ("to quiz")

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪs

Noun

quiz m (plural quizzen, diminutive quizje n)

  1. quiz

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kwiz/

Noun

quiz m (uncountable)

  1. quiz

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwit͡s/*
  • Rhymes: -its
  • Hyphenation: quìz

Noun

quiz m (invariable)

  1. quiz

Derived terms

  • telequiz

Norman

Etymology

Borrowed from English quiz.

Noun

quiz m (plural quizs)

  1. (Jersey) quiz

Polish

Alternative forms

  • kwiz

Etymology

From English quiz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kwis/
  • Hyphenation: quiz
  • Rhymes: -is

Noun

quiz m inan

  1. quiz (competition in the answering of questions)
    Synonym: zgaduj-zgadula

Declension

Derived terms

  • (adjective) quizowy

Further reading

  • quiz in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • quiz in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology 1

Unadapted borrowing from English quiz.

Noun

quiz m (plural quizzes or quizes)

  1. quiz (question-answering competition)

Etymology 2

Verb

quiz

  1. Obsolete spelling of quis

Spanish

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English quiz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈkwiθ/, [ˈkwiθ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈkwis/, [ˈkwis]

Noun

quiz m (plural quiz)

  1. (television) quiz show

Usage notes

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to interrogate.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)