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An undergraduate at Cambridge University or at Trinity College, Dublin, receiving financial help from the college and formerly having certain menial duties.
- ‘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.’
Late 16th century: from obsolete size ‘ration of bread, beer, etc.’+ -ar.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.