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techie

[tek-ee] /ˈtɛk i/
noun, Informal.
1.
a technical expert, student, or enthusiast, especially in the field of electronics.
2.
a technician, as for a stage crew.
Also, tekkie.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; tech(nical) + -ie
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Examples from the web for techie
  • Practically anything you can imagine, from techie trinkets to professional gear, is right at your fingertips.
  • We also don't post about cyberpunk and techie stuff because it's covered better elsewhere.
  • But now, consumer review blog sites give hundreds of early adopter techie experience blogs in the first days.
  • His latest effort combines some nifty techie tricks with the dual trends of cheapening storage and broadband growth.
  • For the chic techie on the go, nothing less will do.
  • techie language aside, that explanation is problematic.
  • One must make techie connections if one is not a techie oneself.
  • What was removed from the bag wasn't a high-tech techie gadget.
British Dictionary definitions for techie

techie

/ˈtɛkɪ/
noun (pl) techies
1.
a person who is skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers
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Word Origin and History for techie
n.

one well-versed in the latest technology, by 1984.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for techie

tech 1

noun

An engineering or technology college

[1906+; fr technology]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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