syce

noun

: an attendant (such as a groom) especially in India

Word History

Etymology

Hindi & Urdu sāīs, from Arabic sā'is

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of syce was in 1653

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Cite this Entry

“Syce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syce. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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