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tech

[tek] /tɛk/ Informal.
adjective
1.
technical:
The engineers sat together exchanging tech talk.
2.
technology:
the tech industry.
noun
3.
a technician:
He's a tech for a film crew.
4.
technology:
She has a good grasp of computer tech.
Origin of tech
1950-55; by shortening

tech.

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

    The Velvet Glove Harry Harrison
  • 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 Henry Hasse
  • Nay, quod the herdman, I wyll not tech you my connynge for nought.

  • I ain't a-goin' to tech 'em till the authorities have looked 'em over.

    The Rover Boys at Colby Hall Arthur M. Winfield
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.

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

tech 1

noun

An engineering or technology college

[1906+; fr technology]

tech 2

noun

A technician, esp an electronics expert: I got a guy to do it, a tech named Ernie Mann (1942+)

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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