or saice, sice

  1. (in India) a groom; stable attendant.

Origin of syce

1645–55; < Urdu sā'is < Arabic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sice

Historical Examples of sice

  • And now the action of the Sacrifice was suspended and Father Vimont broke the sice and earnestly spoke to the worshippers.

  • Breaks your rart to see the callous sardness of the human race, every luxury and ease themselves and cold as sice to others.

    A Houseful of Girls

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

British Dictionary definitions for sice


  1. a variant spelling of syce


sice or saice

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

Word Origin for syce

C17: from Urdu sā'is, from Arabic, from sāsa to administer
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Word Origin and History for sice

"a roll of 6 in dice," late 14c., from Old French sis, from Latin sex (see six).

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