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tec

[tek]
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noun Slang.
  1. detective.
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Origin of tec

by aphesis and shortening
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Related Words for tec

detective, gumshoe, sleuth, cop, sneaker, investigator, tec, flatfoot, dick, eye, inspector, operative, PI, beagle, sleuthhound, spotter

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British Dictionary definitions for tec

tec

'tec

noun
  1. informal short for detective
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TEC

n acronym for (in Britain)
  1. Training and Enterprise CouncilSee Training Agency
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Word Origin and History for tec

n.

1879 as short for detective; 1934 as short for detective story.

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