techy

1
[ tek-ee ]
/ ˈtɛk i /

noun, plural tech·ies.

Definition for techy (2 of 4)

techy2
[ tech-ee ]
/ ˈtɛtʃ i /

adjective, tech·i·er, tech·i·est.

OTHER WORDS FROM techy

tech·i·ly, adverbtech·i·ness, noun

Definition for techy (3 of 4)

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.

Origin of techie

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

Definition for techy (4 of 4)

tetchy

or tech·y

[ tech-ee ]
/ ˈtɛtʃ i /

adjective, tetch·i·er, tetch·i·est.

irritable; touchy.

Origin of tetchy

1585–95; origin uncertain; cf. tetched, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM tetchy

tetch·i·ly, adverbtetch·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for techy

  • He can do chores enough for his board, if he is techy at all on that pint.'

    The Wedge of Gold|C. C. Goodwin
  • Being the poorest and most destitute family on the Island they are correspondingly proud and "techy."

    Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell

British Dictionary definitions for techy (1 of 4)

techy1
/ (ˈtɛkɪ) /

noun, adjective plural techies

informal a variant spelling of techie

British Dictionary definitions for techy (2 of 4)

techy2
/ (ˈtɛtʃɪ) /

adjective techier or techiest

a variant spelling of tetchy

Derived forms of techy

techily, adverbtechiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for techy (3 of 4)

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

British Dictionary definitions for techy (4 of 4)

tetchy
/ (ˈtɛtʃɪ) /

adjective tetchier or tetchiest

being or inclined to be cross, irritable, or touchy

Derived forms of tetchy

tetchily, adverbtetchiness, noun

Word Origin for tetchy

C16: probably from obsolete tetch defect, from Old French tache spot, of Germanic origin
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