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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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 But several organizations such as Tech Workers Coalition and are helping techies learn new skills like building consensus across workgroups, drafting effective petitions, and protecting themselves under labor law. Joseph Menn, The Christian Science Monitor, "Silicon Valley employees increasingly push companies on ethics," 13 July 2018 Here’s a factoid for techies: instead of engine oil pressure, an electric motor now handles the variable valve timing on the exhaust side. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "2019 Toyota Corolla five-door brings latest safety tech to the masses," 26 May 2018 Santa Cruz is a jewel that doubles as the main beach-going hub for Silicon Valley techies, the surf center, a magnet for students and artists. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Photo tour: Santa Cruz draws surfers, thrill seekers and Silicon Valley," 10 May 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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