Origin of tec
Related Words for tecdetective, gumshoe, sleuth, cop, sneaker, investigator, tec, flatfoot, dick, eye, inspector, operative, PI, beagle, sleuthhound, spotter
Examples from the Web for tec
Historical Examples of 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.