Nearby words

  1. sicca syndrome,
  2. siccant,
  3. siccar,
  4. siccative,
  5. sicced,
  6. sicht,
  7. sichuan,
  8. sicilia,
  9. sicilian,
  10. sicilian vespers


or saice, sice



(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. 2019

Examples from the Web for sice

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

British Dictionary definitions for sice



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

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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