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alec1

[al-ik] /ˈæl ɪk/
noun, Obsolete
1.
a herring.
2.
a sauce or relish made from small herring or anchovies.
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20; < Latin (h)al(l)ec fish sauce

alec2

[al-ik] /ˈæl ɪk/
noun, Australian.
1.
a simpleton or fool.
Origin
1920-25; compare smart-aleck; sense shift perhaps orig. from ironic usage

Alec

[al-ik] /ˈæl ɪk/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Alexander.
Also, Aleck.
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  • Mabel and alec mobilized the community to help victims in halifax.
  • His only sibling was his older brother alec, who also became a writer.
alec in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for alec

ALEC

American Legislative Exchange Council
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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