sizer

1
[sahy-zer]

Origin of sizer

1
First recorded in 1670–80; size1 + -er1

sizer

2
[sahy-zer]
noun
  1. sizar.

sizar

or siz·er

[sahy-zer]
noun
  1. (at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.

Origin of sizar

First recorded in 1580–90; size1 + -ar3
Related formssiz·ar·ship, nounsub·siz·ar, nounsub·siz·ar·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for sizer

Historical Examples of sizer

  • A shawl is a hat and hurt and a red balloon and an under coat and a sizer a sizer of talks.

    Tender Buttons

    Gertrude Stein


British Dictionary definitions for sizer

sizar

noun
  1. British (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
Derived Formssizarship, noun

Word Origin for sizar

C16: from earlier sizer, from size 1 (meaning ``an allowance of food, etc'')
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Word Origin and History for sizer
n.

"device for measuring sizes," 1670s, agent noun from size (v.).

sizar

n.

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

sizer in Medicine

sizer

[sīzər]
n.
  1. A cylinder of variable diameter, with rounded ends, used to measure the internal diameter of the bowel in preparation for stapling.
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