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tech

[tek] /tɛk/ Informal.
adjective
1.
technical:
The engineers sat together exchanging tech talk.
noun
2.
a technician:
He's a tech for a film crew.
3.
technology:
She has a good grasp of computer tech.
Origin of tech
by shortening

tech.

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  • "I'll give you five peewees if you'll lemme tech 'em so 's I can get 'em," pleaded the younger boy.

  • The tech was finished, he snapped his tool box shut and left.

    The Velvet Glove Harry Harrison
  • "These F-Ts want to flash a voucher request through," their guide informed the tech.

    Plague Ship Andre Norton
  • Don't you know any of the fellows at Harvard, or tech, or Yale, or anywhere?

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Don't you tech me or I'll brain ye," cried the youth who was about Brother Wilkins' own size.

    Benefits Forgot Honor Willsie
British Dictionary definitions for tech

tech

/tɛk/
noun
1.
(informal) short for technical college

tech.

abbreviation
1.
technical
2.
technology
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Word Origin and History for tech
n.

1906 as short for technical college (or institute, etc.), American English; 1942 as short for technician.

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Slang definitions & phrases for tech

tec

noun

  1. A detective; dick (1879+)
  2. A detective story (1934+)

[a shortening of detective]

TEC

sentence

Transfer to Eternal Care (1980s+ Medical)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for tech

tech

technical person

tech.

1.
technical
2.
technician

Tech.

technology
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