One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
At Cambridge University: an undergraduate receiving financial assistance from his or her college and ranking below a sizar.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Greene (bap. 1558, d. 1592), writer and playwright. From sub- + sizar. Slightly earlier currency is probably implied by subsister.
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