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saice

[sahys]
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noun
  1. syce.

syce

or saice, sice

[sahys]
noun
  1. (in India) a groom; stable attendant.

Origin of syce

1645–55; < Urdu sā'is < Arabic
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Examples from the Web for saice

Historical Examples

  • A saice bitten in the stables by a cobra died in twenty minutes.

    Banked Fires

    E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi

  • The saice was already at the mare's head, and Fletcher let the reins go.

  • Moreover, the saice has his orders, and he will not seek one.

  • You ride quietly along, and the saice follows you, walking or keeping pace with your gentle trot, as the case may be.

    Mr. Isaacs

    F. Marion Crawford

  • Having reached the lawn near the house, we left our horses in charge of the saice and strolled up the short walk to the verandah.

    Mr. Isaacs

    F. Marion Crawford


British Dictionary definitions for saice

saice

noun
  1. a variant spelling of syce

syce

sice or saice

noun
  1. (formerly, in India) a servant employed to look after horses, drive carriages, etc
  2. (in Malaysia) a driver or chauffeur

Word Origin

C17: from Urdu sā'is, from Arabic, from sāsa to administer
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