Type: Glossary Word | Title: Northanger Abbey (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 8


The earlier noun "quiz" meant "oddity" or "curiosity." The verb means to make fun of someone as that. Thorpe's use here in quick succession may suggest the word was part of the college man's vocabulary, enriched by the fact that Thorpe himself qualifies as a supreme oddity.  

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