Meaning of alec in English:

alec

(also aleck)

Pronunciation /ˈalɪk/

noun

informal Australian
  • 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 -’

Origin

Early 20th century shortening of smart alec.