squiz

n
a look, glance. Perhaps influenced by squint and/or quiz(zical), the term is heard in Australasia and the UK.
► 'Let's take a squizz at the new place.' (Brain Dead, New Zealand film, 1993)
► 'Have a squiz at the back pages of a so-ciety magazine...' (Daily Telegraph magazine, 9 November 2002)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • squiz — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) as in Have a squiz : to take a look at something; Giz a Squiz : ask for a look at something. Also from Peter …   English dialects glossary

  • squiz — as in Have a squiz : to take a look at something; Giz a Squiz : ask for a look at something. Also from Peter …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • squiz — /skwɪz / (say skwiz) Colloquial –noun 1. a quick but close look: *Take a squiz over here. –ruth park, 1948. –verb (t) (squizzed, squizzing) 2. to inspect. {British dialect (Devonshire) squiz to look at; ? blend of squint and quiz} …   Australian English dictionary

  • squiz — Noun. A look, a glance. E.g. Have a squiz at the photos and see if you can spot anyone you recognise …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • squiz — /skwiz/, v., squizzed, squizzing, n. Australian Informal. v.t. 1. to peer at quickly and closely. n. 2. a quick, close look. [1905 10; expressive formation, perh. b. SQUINT and QUIZ] * * * …   Universalium

  • squiz — noun Austral./NZ informal a look or glance. Origin early 20th cent.: prob. a blend of quiz2 and squint …   English new terms dictionary

  • squiz — UK [skwɪz] / US noun [singular] Australian informal a quick look at something because you want to know what it is …   English dictionary

  • squiz — n. Austral. & NZ sl. a look or glance. Etymology: prob. f. QUIZ(2) …   Useful english dictionary

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