tech·ie | \ˈte-kē \

Definition of techie 

: a person who is very knowledgeable or enthusiastic about technology and especially high technology

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The late Steve Jobs’ iconic uniform of black turtleneck and blue jeans — sans tie, of course — inspired many a think piece, and a generation of techies followed suit (good luck spotting a tie on the Facebook campus). Laura Newberry,, "Citing health study, Lancaster mayor wants to ban workplace necktie requirements for city employees," 12 July 2018 With that credential, consider this rumination on bougie life inside the San Francisco bubble, which seems consistent with the data and the experience of other local techies. Antonio García Martínez, WIRED, "How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System," 9 July 2018 Eskhanov created the app with seven others, part of a small team of techies for whom the app was more hobby than work. Amie Ferris-rotman, Washington Post, "Defying U.S. sanctions, Chechnya has created its own version of Instagram. Its strongman leader is a fan.," 29 May 2018 Those interests expressed themselves in the recent mayoral election, where pro-development, pro-techie London Breed, a favorite among the tech Outer Party, narrowly defeated two mutually endorsing candidates in an electoral nail-biter. Antonio García Martínez, WIRED, "How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System," 9 July 2018 If an 84-year-old non-techie can understand this, why can’t Congress? Rhonda Abrams is the author ofSix-Week Start Up, just released in its fourth edition. Rhonda Abrams, USA TODAY, "Losing net neutrality is a loss for small businesses," 30 May 2018 My next move was to go online to see what the techies would suggest. Stephen Miller, WSJ, "Who Put the Hard in Hard Copy?," 5 July 2018 Or like Camden, where blue-collar labor has been replaced, at least in part, by white-collar eds, meds and techie positions. Kevin Riordan,, "Visiting my father's birthplace in Wales, and feeling at home in a place I'd never been," 25 June 2018 When the company tries to hire techies fresh out of school, the company’s current location just inside I-95 can be a deal-breaker. Scott Kirsner,, "How Boston software maker PTC came back from the brink," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of techie

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for techie

by shortening & alteration from technician

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: someone who knows a lot about technology

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