Origin of sizar
Examples from the Web for sizar
From Liverpool he went on to Cambridge to offer himself as a sizar at the University.The Deemster|Hall Caine
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|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
In 1705 he entered as a sizar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge; in 1711 he was elected fellow of his college and was ordained.
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
The two incidents that we have narrated made Julian fear that his position as a sizar would be one of continual annoyance.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar
Word Origin 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."