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or tech·y or tek·kie

[ tek-ee ]


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


/ ˈtɛkɪ /


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


  1. of, relating to, or skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers
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Word History and Origins

Origin of techie1

First recorded in 1980–85; tech(nical) + -ie
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Example Sentences

Within days of the country opening up its vaccination drive for all adults, a host of techies and tech startups have stepped up to solve issues relating to Cowin, the government platform for booking vaccine appointments.

From Quartz

The quartet worked on a hackathon project, a typical techie icebreaker, a few months into the fellowship.

It began as early as July 2010, when Bitcoin—then worth just pennies per coin—was first mentioned on Slashdot, a news aggregator popular with die-hard techies.

From Fortune

More people than ever, in fact, as the techies like to point out.

The center is staffed by techies who have previously worked at Reddit, Lyft and Twitter.

From Time

Brinsley was trying to produce tracks—hip-hop, mostly—and he apparently had a knack as a techie.

But this is shaping up to be the hottest product of the year, so your favorite techie will surely appreciate an I.O.U from Santa.

Chris Cheng, Techie: Gun owners should be a protected class.

Hayes had become enough of a techie that he had installed a wireless surveillance camera system on his yacht.

Mikhail Stepanskiy, a 33-year-old techie born and raised in Kiev, is still shell-shocked.