Origin of sizer1
- (at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.
Origin of sizar
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A shawl is a hat and hurt and a red balloon and an under coat and a sizer a sizer of talks.Tender Buttons
- British (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
Word Origin for sizar
"device for measuring sizes," 1670s, agent noun from size (v.).
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."
- A cylinder of variable diameter, with rounded ends, used to measure the internal diameter of the bowel in preparation for stapling.