Definition of alec in US English:

alec

(also alick, aleck)

noun

Australian
informal
  • A stupid person.

    ‘what sort of alec do you take me for?’
    • ‘some witness asks - a too-smart aleck, a subtle performer -’
    • ‘Seth is an exuberant young man, rather socially awkward, and a bit of a wise aleck.’

Origin

Early 20th century: shortening of smart aleck.

Pronunciation

alec

/ˈalək//ˈælək/