sy·​cee ˈsī-ˌsē How to pronounce sycee (audio)
plural sycees or sycee
: silver money made in the form of ingots and formerly used in China
often used before another noun
sycee silver

Word History


Chinese (Guangdong) sai-sì, literally, fine silk

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sycee was in 1711

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“Sycee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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