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tec 1

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noun

informal, dated
A detective.
Example sentences
  • JEALOUS Debbie hired a private 'tec to find out if Jim was cheating on her.
  • You would have to prove your statements are true and this would probably mean using a private tec, which is expensive.

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with tec

beck, bedeck, check, cheque, Chiang Kai-shek, crosscheck, Czech, deck, dreck, exec, fleck, heck, hitech, keck, lek, neck, peck, Québec, rec, reck, sec, sneck, spec, speck, spot-check, tech, Toulouse-Lautrec, trek, wreck

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TEC 2 Line breaks: TEC

abbreviation

historical
(In the UK) Training and Enterprise Council.

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