- technical: The engineers sat together exchanging tech talk.
- technology: the tech industry.
- a technician: He's a tech for a film crew.
- technology: She has a good grasp of computer tech.
Origin of tech
1950–55; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for tech
Sometimes, a tech glitch means you are prevented from looking at other users.My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
Imagine waking up to find a guy who looks like a tech startup employee eating your charred crispy leg.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014
January 1, 2015
In many ways, the behavior of the male “ally” demonstrates how far we have to go in the tech industry.
These are the phrases we want to hear from male allies across the tech industry in 2015 that show true, meaningful support.
And so 2014 became the year of the tech industry “Male Ally.”
The tech was finished, he snapped his tool box shut and left.The Velvet Glove
Don't you know any of the fellows at Harvard, or Tech, or Yale, or anywhere?Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
In that moment every tech in the room must have felt a touch of pride.We're Friends, Now
Nay, quod the herdman, I wyll not tech you my connynge for nought.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
I ain't a-goin' to tech 'em till the authorities have looked 'em over.The Rover Boys at Colby Hall
Arthur M. Winfield
- informal short for technical college
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Word Origin and History for tech
1906 as short for technical college (or institute, etc.), American English; 1942 as short for technician.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper