syce

or saice, sice

[sahys]

Origin of syce

1645–55; < Urdu sā'is < Arabic
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syce

sice or saice

noun
  1. (formerly, in India) a servant employed to look after horses, drive carriages, etc
  2. (in Malaysia) a driver or chauffeur

Word Origin for syce

C17: from Urdu sā'is, from Arabic, from sāsa to administer
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