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techie

or tek·kieor tech·y

[tek-ee]
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noun 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.
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Origin of techie

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

techie

techy

informal
noun plural techies
  1. a person who is skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers
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Word Origin and History for tekkie

techie

n.

one well-versed in the latest technology, by 1984.

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