alec

1
[al-ik]
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noun Obsolete.

a herring.
a sauce or relish made from small herring or anchovies.

Nearby words

  1. ale conner,
  2. alea,
  3. aleardi,
  4. aleatory,
  5. alebion,
  6. alecithal,
  7. aleck,
  8. alecost,
  9. alecto,
  10. alectryomachy

Origin of alec

1
1510–20; < Latin (h)al(l)ec fish sauce

alec

2
[al-ik]

noun Australian.

a simpleton or fool.

Origin of alec

2
1920–25; cf. smart aleck; sense shift perhaps originally from ironic usage

Alec

or Al·eck

[al-ik]

noun

a male given name, form of Alexander.
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