adjective, tech·i·er, tech·i·est. tetchy. Related forms tech·i·ly, adverb tech·i·ness, noun techie or tek·kieor tech·y [ tek-ee] 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. adjective, tetch·i·er, tetch·i·est. irritable; touchy. Related forms tetch·i·ly, adverb tetch·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for techy Historical Examples He can do chores enough for his board, if he is techy at all on that pint.' Being the poorest and most destitute family on the Island they are correspondingly proud and " techy." British Dictionary definitions for techy noun, adjective plural techies informal a variant spelling of techie adjective techier or techiest a variant spelling of tetchy Derived Forms techily, adverb techiness, noun a person who is skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers of, relating to, or skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers adjective tetchier or tetchiest being or inclined to be cross, irritable, or touchy Derived Forms tetchily, adverb tetchiness, 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 techy 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). techie n.
one well-versed in the latest technology, by 1984.
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