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 Nearly three decades later, techies still have a problem with women. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "A 23-year-old book about the internet predicted the web’s worst problems," 15 Oct. 2019 Until just a couple of years ago, driving for Ola was more lucrative than working as a techie at Infosys. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Ola drivers on their triumphs and frustrations," 18 Sep. 2019 Already being heralded as this year’s Bad Blood, Super Pumped is a title techies will need to brace themselves for straight out of the gate after Labor Day. Rachel King, Fortune, "12 Books on Business and Journalism to Add to Your Fall Reading List," 7 Sep. 2019 The enthusiasm around the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) recent moon mission seems to have captured the imagination of techies in the country. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Despite the failed moon mission, Indian techies’ liking for a job at ISRO has only increased," 19 Dec. 2019 However, in targeting young techies, the police are inadvertently hitting at a group of Nigerians who are perhaps doing the most to correct the narrative of online fraud. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Nigeria’s harassed tech industry is crowdfunding for a legal campaign against a rogue police unit," 30 Sep. 2019 At least multimillionaire techie Andy Yang does not take too seriously the idea of disowning his own privilege. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Our Privileged Scolds," 24 Sep. 2019 Swoon, self-optimizing, Soylent-sucking techies of the world! Wired, "Suckling Porg for Thanksgiving? Yes, Please!," 28 Nov. 2019 Other new faces popping up this season include Marilyn Manson as Viking rocker Johan Wengren, Blythe Danner as the goddess Demeter, Herizen Guardiola as Yoruban goddess of love and fertility Oshun, and Ashley Reyes as Wednesday’s techie Cordelia. Nick Romano,, "Danny Trejo joins American Gods season 3 with Julia Sweeney, rapper Wale," 21 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of techie was in 1970

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13 Jan 2020

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“Techie.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of techie

informal : someone who knows a lot about technology

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