Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Wed Nov 29 19:14:58 UTC 2000

There is an entry in the OED, and there's one in Farmer and Henley.

Apparently a variant/alteration of "quiz", meaning an odd-looking person or
thing; also used as a nonspecific interjection; apparently popular in the

Partridge likens this interjection to the mid-20th-century "sez you".

-- Doug Wilson

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