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techy2

[tech-ee]
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adjective, tech·i·er, tech·i·est.
  1. tetchy.
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Related formstech·i·ly, adverbtech·i·ness, noun

tetchy

or tech·y

[tech-ee]
adjective, tetch·i·er, tetch·i·est.
  1. irritable; touchy.
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Origin of tetchy

1585–95; origin uncertain; cf. tetched, -y1
Related formstetch·i·ly, adverbtetch·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for techier

techy1

noun, adjective plural techies
  1. informal a variant spelling of techie
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techy2

adjective techier or techiest
  1. a variant spelling of tetchy
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Derived Formstechily, adverbtechiness, noun

tetchy

adjective tetchier or tetchiest
  1. being or inclined to be cross, irritable, or touchy
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Derived Formstetchily, adverbtetchiness, 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 techier

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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