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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 of alec1
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

or Aleck

[al-ik] /ˈæl ɪk/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Alexander.
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  • alec remembered too, and his voice once more grew hard and cold.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • Good old alec, he didn't believe in anything he couldn't touch.

    The Velvet Glove Harry Harrison
  • She danced up to her mother and kissed her, and before Mrs. Simpson could change her mind, Cindy grabbed alec's hand.

  • He would have to remember the pun to tell alec Diger later, if there was a later.

    The Velvet Glove Harry Harrison
  • alec went to pay a brief visit to his mother, and Prince Michael was left alone with the rugged old General.

alec in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for alec

ALEC

American Legislative Exchange Council
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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