sycee

noun
sy·​cee | \ ˈsī-ˌsē How to pronounce sycee (audio) \
plural sycees or sycee

Definition of sycee

: silver money made in the form of ingots and formerly used in China often used before another nounsycee silver

First Known Use of sycee

1711, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sycee

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sycee

Time Traveler for sycee

Time Traveler

The first known use of sycee was in 1711

See more words from the same year

Statistics for sycee

Cite this Entry

“Sycee.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sycee. Accessed 21 November 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on sycee

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with sycee

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sycee

Comments on sycee

What made you want to look up sycee? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

strength of mind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Pass the Little Ribbons: A Pasta Word Quiz

  • pasta resembling wheels with spokes
  • Match the pasta to its meaning in English: Rotelle
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!