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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Examples of techie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, thanks for not being a lawyer, philosopher, techie, or media expert. Steven Levy, Wired, "Facebook Can’t Fix What It Won’t Admit To," 15 Jan. 2021 Super-techie Tom Evslin has been blogging about the future of work lately too. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Trillion dollar question: Will workers share in the savings from remote work?," 15 Jan. 2021 Aura's frames don't require much effort to set up, and the app is easy to navigate, so even the most novice techie can figure it out. Medea Giordano, Wired, "A Digital Picture Frame Is My Favorite Way to Keep in Touch," 10 Jan. 2021 Which is why the super-techie technique called spybaiting, which was developed by Japanese anglers, is so gratifying. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "10 Modern Classic Hunting and Fishing Tips," 26 Nov. 2020 Others are still sheltering in place at the same apartment they’ve been holed up in since March, but may be hunting for investments that can add something to their well-trodden spaces: organization, ergonomics, and other techie upgrades, perhaps. Lori Keong, SELF, "17 Actually Worthwhile Early Black Friday Deals on Kitchen and Home Items," 24 Nov. 2020 Dressed all in black — snug T-shirt, Harem pants — Chung looks more like a dancer than a techie, with her slender physique and expressive, delicate hands. Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post, "Artist Sougwen Chung wanted collaborators. So she designed and built her own AI robots.," 5 Nov. 2020 After a six-month closure, Esalen reopened, welcoming back seasoned old-timers and techie truth-seekers alike, who make the pilgrimage to unplug and center themselves. Gregory Thomas,, "At Esalen, famous Big Sur retreat center, hands-on healing goes digital during coronavirus," 31 Oct. 2020 As venture-capital funding poured in—seven more rounds followed—Neumann hired engineers to work on techie-sounding projects, such as building an exclusive social-networking platform for WeWork members. Vauhini Vara, The Atlantic, "The WeWork Guy’s Guide to Striking It Rich," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of techie

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for techie

tech- (in technology, technician) + -ie

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10 Feb 2021

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“Techie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of techie

informal : someone who knows a lot about technology

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