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sizar

or siz·er

[ sahy-zer ]
/ ˈsaɪ zər /
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noun

(at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.

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Origin of sizar

First recorded in 1580–90; size1 + -ar3
siz·ar·ship, nounsub·siz·ar, nounsub·siz·ar·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sizar

sizar
/ (ˈsaɪzə) /

noun

British (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
sizarship, noun
C16: from earlier sizer, from size 1 (meaning ``an allowance of food, etc'')
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