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alec British & World English

A stupid person

Alec in smart alec British & World English

A person who is irritating because they behave as if they know everything

smart alec British & World English

A person who is irritating because they behave as if they know everything

Guinness, Sir Alec British & World English

(1914–2000), English actor. He gave memorable performances in films such as Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Star Wars (1977)

Douglas-Home, Sir Alec British & World English

Baron Home of the Hirsel of Coldstream (1903–95), British Conservative statesman, Prime Minister 1963-4; born Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home. When Douglas-Home became Prime Minister he relinquished his hereditary peerage

Issigonis, Sir Alec British & World English

(1906–88), Turkish-born British car designer; full name Sir Alec Arnold Constantine Issigonis. His most famous designs were the Morris Minor (1948) and the Mini (1959)

Sir Alec Arnold Constantine Issigonis in Issigonis, Sir Alec British & World English

(1906–88), Turkish-born British car designer; full name Sir Alec Arnold Constantine Issigonis. His most famous designs were the Morris Minor (1948) and the Mini (1959)