- (at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.
Origin of sizar
Examples from the Web for sizar
His wife was dead; his only son, who had been a sizar at Cambridge, was a curate in London.Johnny Ludlow. First Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
From Liverpool he went on to Cambridge to offer himself as a sizar at the University.The Deemster
In a month he had passed his first examinations and was made a sizar.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12
A sizar was definitely attached to a Fellow or Fellow Commoner; he was not exactly a servant, but made himself generally useful.St. John's College, Cambridge
Robert Forsyth Scott
Young Aubrey was sent to school, and thence to college as a sizar: he obtained several prizes, and took a high degree.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
- British (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
Word Origin and History for sizar
also sizer, at certain British universities, a student of limited means who received school meals for free, 1580s, from size (n.) in a specialized sense "ration, allowance for provisions."