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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For aspiring techies and others who want to leapfrog the Digital Divide, getting marketable skills can lay the foundation for a solid long-term career path. Anne Fisher, Fortune, "Can Apprenticeships Help Close U.S. Skills Gaps?," 3 Sep. 2019 There was a predictable backlash of like totally going the other way -- a slowed down, stripped down, deep progressive techie. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Art Cars, Plug and Play & Playa Tech: How Electronic Music Culture Is Evolving at Burning Man," 21 Aug. 2019 In Silicon Valley, techies are swooning over tarot-card readers. Brad Stulberg, Outside Online, "We've Reached Peak Wellness. Most of It Is Nonsense.," 8 Aug. 2019 So far, being a techie in India has been synonymous with being a coder or a developer. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Meet three Indian ethical hackers who made over $40,000 each in 2018 from bug bounties," 12 Sep. 2019 Famously embraced by techies in Silicon Valley, keto is today’s hottest diet (displacing gluten-free). Neil Swidey,, "Diet advice changes by the minute. How are we supposed to figure out what to eat?," 20 Aug. 2019 The area has only recently begun to feel the gentrification that has transformed the adjoining Roma neighborhood into a hipster’s paradise of boutique hotels, pricey cocktail lounges and techie co-working spaces. Kate Linthicum,, "A queer bar in Mexico City resists attacks with love," 2 July 2019 The nerd bird, a sea plane, has been ferrying techies between Vancouver and Seattle since last year. The Economist, "Foreign policyCanada is feeling lonely, but its place internationally is still strong," 25 July 2019 But the idea of creating tamper-proof databases has captured the attention of everyone from anarchist techies to staid bankers. Klint Finley, WIRED, "The WIRED Guide to the Blockchain," 9 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of techie

informal : someone who knows a lot about technology

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