Definition of sizar in English:

sizar

Syllabification: siz·ar
Pronunciation: /ˈsīzər
 
/

noun

  • An undergraduate at Cambridge University or at Trinity College, Dublin, receiving financial help from the college and formerly having certain menial duties.
    More example sentences
    • At first he was a sizar but from his second year onwards he received a full scholarship.
    • He'd won a scholarship-he couldn't have gone otherwise-but as a sizar, his expenses paid at the weekly rate of one shilling and sixpence, he could hardly expect to keep up with the young lords around him.

Derivatives

sizarship

noun
More example sentences
  • The university offers a number of sizarships and exhibitions to M.Sc. students.
  • After receiving his primary education at Oamaru Grammar School he was sent back to England in 1876, where he attended Denstone College and gained a sizarship to St. John's College, Cambridge.
  • He declined a sizarship to St. John's College, Cambridge, in favour of staying longer at school, but later proceeded to Trinity College, Cambridge.

Origin

late 16th century: from obsolete size 'ration of bread, beer, etc' + -ar3.

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