also sizer noun Etymology: sizar alteration of sizer, from 1size Date: 1588 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

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  • Sizar — Si zar, n. One of a body of students in the universities of Cambridge (Eng.) and Dublin, who, having passed a certain examination, are exempted from paying college fees and charges. A sizar corresponded to a servitor at Oxford. [1913 Webster] The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sizar — [sī′zər] n. [< SIZE1 (sense 6) + AR] a student receiving a scholarship allowance at Trinity College, Dublin, or at Cambridge University: also, earlier, sizer …   English World dictionary

  • Sizar — A sizar formerly referred to students of limited means at the universities of Cambridge and Trinity College, Dublin, who were charged lower fees and obtained free food and/or lodging and other assistance during their period of study.According to… …   Wikipedia

  • sizar — Batteler Bat tel*er, Battler Bat tler, n. [See 2d {Battel}, n.] A student at Oxford who is supplied with provisions from the buttery; formerly, one who paid for nothing but what he called for, answering nearly to a {sizar} at Cambridge. Wright.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sizar — Famulist Fam u*list, n. [L. famulus servant.] A collegian of inferior rank or position, corresponding to the {sizar} at Cambridge. [Oxford Univ., Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sizar — sizarship, n. /suy zeuhr/, n. (at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college. Also, sizer. [1580 90; SIZE1 + AR3] * * * …   Universalium

  • sizar — noun a) At certain universities, e.g. Cambridge and Dublin, a student who receives an allowance for his college expenses (study grant); originally in return for serving other (paying) students. b) sister …   Wiktionary

  • SIZAR —    a poor student at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, so called from the size or allowance of food they were recipients of out of the college buttery …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • sizar — [ sʌɪzə] noun an undergraduate at Cambridge University or at Trinity College, Dublin, receiving financial help from the college and formerly having certain menial duties. Derivatives sizarship noun Origin C16: from obs. size ration of bread, beer …   English new terms dictionary

  • sizar — siz·ar …   English syllables

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