alec

1
[ al-ik ]
/ ˈæl ɪk /

noun Obsolete.

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

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Origin of alec

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

Definition for alec (2 of 3)

alec2
[ al-ik ]
/ ˈæl ɪk /

noun Australian.

a simpleton or fool.

Origin of alec

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

Definition for alec (3 of 3)

Alec

or Al·eck

[ al-ik ]
/ ˈæl ɪk /

noun

a male given name, form of Alexander.
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