Definition of alec in English:


Syllabification: al·ec
Pronunciation: /ˈalik
(also aleck or alick)


Australian informal
  • A stupid person: what sort of alec do you take me for?
    More example sentences
    • Seth is an exuberant young man, rather socially awkward, and a bit of a wise aleck.
    • some witness asks - a too-smart aleck, a subtle performer -


late 20th century: shortening of smart aleck.

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