tech·​ie | \ ˈte-kē How to pronounce techie (audio) \

Definition of techie

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

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And the Clarisonic Mia Smart 3-in-1 Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush is the perfect cleansing-slash-exfoliating-slash-face-firming tool for techies (also, for anyone who’s a fan of radiant skin). Allure, "The 5 Most Innovative Beauty Product Launches of 2019, According to Allure Readers," 14 May 2019 Carta analyzed 6,000 startups with a combined $45 billion in value to find out who actually sits on the capitalization table—or cap table, to use techie lingo—which is the ownership record of who has shares in a company. Jo Piazza, Marie Claire, "Hatched at Twitter," 12 Feb. 2019 The debate comes amid tensions between locals eager to preserve Berlin’s counterculture spirit and the entrepreneurs and techies drawn to the German capital’s growing reputation as a European business hub. Sara Germano, WSJ, "Berlin Is Again Divided, and Wonders If David Hasselhoff Will Pick Sides," 9 Nov. 2018 But Nike also insists that this isn’t just a gadget or gizmo for the feet, something techies and sneakerheads will get because of the coolness factor. Tim Reynolds, The Seattle Times, "Future is now: Nike’s next self-lacing shoe hitting shelves," 11 Feb. 2019 Like his other work, which includes giant Super Soakers, self-tracking dart-boards, and techie halloween costumes, Rober’s latest invention is meant primarily as a bit of lighthearted fun. Jon Porter, The Verge, "YouTuber builds glitter bomb that farts on unsuspecting package thieves," 18 Dec. 2018 Belltown, Denny Triangle and South Lake Union have added huge numbers of people and jobs, driving the city’s transformation into a techie boomtown. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "These are Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhoods. Next year, they’ll lose their only community center.," 22 Oct. 2018 Plus, there are trees to trim: The family tannenbaum gets decorated with homemade baubles and techie ornaments that record the voices of her daughters and her older sister Margie's kids. David A. Keeps, Good Housekeeping, "Funny Girl: Exclusive Interview with Melissa McCarthy," 6 Nov. 2012 Those are buried inside, whereas Xiaomi has just adorned the exterior with extra silicon for a decidedly techie (if somewhat false) look. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Xiaomi launches in the UK with Mi 8 Pro flagship," 8 Nov. 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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English Language Learners Definition of techie

informal : someone who knows a lot about technology

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