Main definitions of tec in English

: tec1TEC2

tec1

noun

dated, informal
  • A detective.

    • ‘JEALOUS Debbie hired a private 'tec to find out if Jim was cheating on her.’
    • ‘You would have to prove your statements are true and this would probably mean using a private tec, which is expensive.’

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation.

Pronunciation

tec

/tɛk/

Main definitions of tec in English

: tec1TEC2

TEC2

historical
  • (in the UK) Training and Enterprise Council.

Pronunciation

TEC

/tɛk/