- (at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.
Origin of sizar
Examples from the Web for sizar
Historical Examples of sizar
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
From Liverpool he went on to Cambridge to offer himself as a sizar at the University.The Deemster
In a month he had passed his first examinations and was made a sizar.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12
A sizar was definitely attached to a Fellow or Fellow Commoner; he was not exactly a servant, but made himself generally useful.St. John's College, Cambridge
Robert Forsyth Scott
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
- British (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
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."