sizar

noun
siz·​ar | \ ˈsī-zər How to pronounce sizar (audio) \
variants: or less commonly sizer

Definition of sizar

: a student (as in the University of Cambridge) who receives an allowance toward college expenses and who originally acted as a servant to other students in return for this allowance

First Known Use of sizar

1588, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sizar

sizar alteration of sizer, from size entry 1

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“Sizar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sizar. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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