or saice, sice



(in India) a groom; stable attendant.

Origin of syce

1645–55; < Urdu sā'is < Arabic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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sice or saice


(formerly, in India) a servant employed to look after horses, drive carriages, etc
(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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