tec

[ tek ]
/ tɛk /

noun Slang.


Nearby words

  1. tebaldi,
  2. tebaldi, renata,
  3. tebet,
  4. tebi-,
  5. tebow,
  6. tech,
  7. tech support,
  8. tech.,
  9. tech. sgt.,
  10. teched

Origin of tec

by aphesis and shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for tec

tec

'tec

/ (tɛk) /

noun

informal short for detective

TEC

/ (tɛk) /

n acronym for (in Britain)

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Word Origin and History for tec

tec

n.

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

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