[kwik-sot-ik] /kwɪkˈsɒt ɪk/
(sometimes initial capital letter) resembling or befitting Don Quixote.
extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
preoccupied with an unrealistically optimistic or chivalrous approach to life; impractically idealistic
“extravagantly chivalrous,” 1791, from Don Quixote, romantic, impractical hero of Cervantes’ satirical novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha” (1605; English translation by 1620). His name literally means “thigh,” also “a cuisse” (a piece of armor for the thigh), in Modern Spanish quijote, from Latin coxa “hip.” Related: Quixotical; quixotically.
[kwik-suh-tiz-uh m] /ˈkwɪk səˌtɪz əm/ noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) character or practice. 2. a idea or act.
noun, Informal. 1. an unusually intelligent child.
[kwiz] /kwɪz/ noun, plural quizzes. 1. an informal test or examination of a student or class. 2. a questioning. 3. a practical joke; a hoax. 4. Chiefly British. an eccentric, often odd-looking person. verb (used with object), quizzed, quizzing. 5. to examine or test (a student or class) informally by questions. 6. to question closely: […]
[kwiz-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈkwɪzˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/ noun 1. a person who asks questions of contestants in a game, especially as part of a radio or television program. /ˈkwɪzˌmɑːstə/ noun 1. a person who puts questions to contestants on a quiz programme