sizar

sizar

[sahy-zer]
noun
(at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.
Also, sizer.


Origin:
1580–90; size1 + -ar3

sizarship, noun
subsizar, noun
subsizarship, noun
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sizar (ˈsaɪzə)
 
n
(Brit) (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
 
[C16: from earlier sizer, from size1 (meaning ``an allowance of food, etc'')]
 
'sizarship
 
n

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