or saice, sice
- (in India) a groom; stable attendant.
Origin of syce
1645–55; < Urdu sā'is < Arabic
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Examples from the Web for syce
Of course Baboo went, much to the disgust of Aboo Din, the syce.Tales of the Malayan Coast
Out came the syce's matches, as he clung to the pony's bridle.
We had made a wrong turning and the syce all but slipped over a precipice.
He alighted, and directed his syce to follow while he walked along the road.A Bottle in the Smoke
A syce, or groom, was told off to look after each three horses.At the Court of the Amr
John Alfred Gray
sice or saice
- (formerly, in India) a servant employed to look after horses, drive carriages, etc
- (in Malaysia) a driver or chauffeur
C17: from Urdu sā'is, from Arabic, from sāsa to administer
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