Share this entry

Share this page

syce

Line breaks: syce
Pronunciation: /sʌɪs
 
/
(also sice)

Definition of syce in English:

noun

(Especially in India) a person who takes care of horses; a groom.
Example sentences
  • One of the first evidences that the authorities were hospitably inclined was the arrival of a smart Victoria with driver and syce in scarlet liveries, all to he kept at the Residency during the length of my stay.
  • The Syce, or groom, attends but one horse.

Origin

from Persian and Urdu sā'is, from Arabic.

Definition of syce in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: ˌprēˈpōtnt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence