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

Definition of alec in English:


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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