Definition of alec in English:

alec

noun

(also aleck)
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 -’

Pronunciation

alec

/ˈalək/ /ˈælək/

Origin

Early 20th century shortening of smart aleck.