techie

or tek·kie or tech·y

[ tek-ee ]
/ ˈtɛk i /

noun Informal.

a student, enthusiast, or specialist in a particular technical field or subject, especially electronics.
a person with skills or knowledge related to technology, especially computing; information technologist.
a technician, as for a stage crew.

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Origin of techie

First recorded in 1980–85; tech(nical) + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for techie

techie

techy

informal

noun plural techies

a person who is skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers

adjective

of, relating to, or skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers
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