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'tec

See also: Tec

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening.

NounEdit

'tec (plural 'tecs)

  1. (slang) A detective.
    • 1909, W.W. Jacobs, Self-Help
      "You're a marvel, that's wot you are," ses the 'tec, shaking his 'ead. "Have one with me."
    • 1963, Barbara Euphan Todd, Jill Crockford, Detective Worzel Gummidge
      A collection of battered churns, looking like the jars for Ali-Baba's thieves, stood at one end of the room. A 'tec could hide in one of those, thought Robin.