Origin of tec
by aphesis and shortening
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Examples from the Web for tec
"With their hands in the chap's pockets, I mean," ses the tec.
"When I say looking arter, I mean protecting 'em," ses the tec.
"You're a marvel, that's wot you are," ses the tec, shaking his 'ead.
When did you become employed by or connected with the TEC, as you call it?
I think many people mistakenly assume that TEC exists to find them jobs.
- informal short for detective
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Word Origin and History for tec
1879 as short for detective; 1934 as short for detective story.
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