Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
A stupid person.
- ‘what sort of alec do you take me for?’
- ‘Seth is an exuberant young man, rather socially awkward, and a bit of a wise aleck.’
- ‘some witness asks - a too-smart aleck, a subtle performer -’
Early 20th century shortening of smart alec.
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