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 saice
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.
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.
- a variant spelling of syce
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