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techy

[tech-ee] /ˈtɛtʃ i/
adjective, techier, techiest.
1.
Related forms
techily, adverb
techiness, noun

tetchy

or techy

[tech-ee] /ˈtɛtʃ i/
adjective, tetchier, tetchiest.
1.
irritable; touchy.
Origin of tetchy
1585-1595
1585-95; origin uncertain; cf. tetched, -y1
Related forms
tetchily, adverb
tetchiness, noun
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  • He can do chores enough for his board, if he is techy at all on that pint.'

    The Wedge of Gold C. C. Goodwin
  • Being the poorest and most destitute family on the Island they are correspondingly proud and "techy."

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for techy

techy1

/ˈtɛkɪ/
noun, adjective (pl) techies
1.
(informal) a variant spelling of techie

techy2

/ˈtɛtʃɪ/
adjective techier, techiest
1.
a variant spelling of tetchy
Derived Forms
techily, adverb
techiness, noun

tetchy

/ˈtɛtʃɪ/
adjective tetchier, tetchiest
1.
being or inclined to be cross, irritable, or touchy
Derived Forms
tetchily, adverb
tetchiness, noun
Word Origin
C16: probably from obsolete tetch defect, from Old French tache spot, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for techy

tetchy

adj.

"easily irritated," 1592, teachie, in "Romeo & Juliet" I.iii.32; of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Middle English tatch "a mark, quality," derived via Old French from Vulgar Latin *tecca, from a Germanic source akin to Old English tacen (see token).

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