tech·​ie ˈte-kē How to pronounce techie (audio)
: a person who is very knowledgeable or enthusiastic about technology and especially high technology
techie adjective

Examples of techie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Apple Vision Pro isn’t giving some techies a perfect 20-20 experience. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2024 Dean Phillips, who is challenging Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination, was boosted by rich techies from Silicon Valley hoping to shake up the Democratic primary. William Turton, WIRED, 24 Jan. 2024 Buy Now at Clicks $139 For those who remember the Blackberry and the T-Mobile Sidekick, or for techies love tactile texting, the Clicks keyboard is for you. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Jan. 2024 Yesterday evening, Fortune gathered a much smaller subset of techies for a dinner (sponsored by Deloitte, which also sponsors this newsletter) that was all about AI and the environment. Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune, 9 Jan. 2024 Fust launched his own press and poached Gutenberg’s top techie, Peter Schoeffer. Kai-Fu Lee, WSJ, 29 Nov. 2023 The technology has uncorked a slew of manipulated content that would previously have required skilled techies to produce. Vivienne Walt, Fortune, 4 Dec. 2023 The internet evolved from a libertarian, even anarchic, ethos, and was intentionally designed by early techies to be unregulatable. David McGarry, National Review, 20 Nov. 2023 These are questions Black techies have asked one another over the last five days as the OpenAI saga took the sector by storm. Ruth Umoh, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History


tech- (in technology, technician) + -ie

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of techie was in 1970

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“Techie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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