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 are buried inside, whereas Xiaomi has just adorned the exterior with extra silicon for a decidedly techie (if somewhat false) look. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Xiaomi launches in the UK with Mi 8 Pro flagship," 8 Nov. 2018 China’s mission rests on techies dedicated to building the future for its billion-plus population—achieving global technological dominance en route. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "What’s the Next Big Thing in Tech? It’s Up to Us," 16 Nov. 2018 Flyers stapled to light posts curse techies, and likenesses of CEO Bezos spray-painted on the street with unfavorable slogans mark many spots on Capitol Hill. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, "HQ2: What’s in it for New York, Virginia sites? Amazon lays out some perks," 13 Nov. 2018 MIT Museum Built for tinkerers, techies, and curious-minded folks, MIT Museum waxes visual poetry about the research that underpins this famous institution. Elizabeth Wellington, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Best Museums in Boston You'll Want To Visit," 17 July 2018 In Silicon Valley, first-name-only email addresses have long been the ultimate status symbol, indicating a techie was an early hire at a new company. Georgia Wells, WSJ, "The One-Name Email, a Silicon Valley Status Symbol, Is Wreaking Havoc," 8 June 2018 The late Steve Jobs’ iconic uniform of black turtleneck and blue jeans — sans tie, of course — inspired many a think piece, and a generation of techies followed suit (good luck spotting a tie on the Facebook campus). Laura Newberry,, "Citing health study, Lancaster mayor wants to ban workplace necktie requirements for city employees," 12 July 2018 With that credential, consider this rumination on bougie life inside the San Francisco bubble, which seems consistent with the data and the experience of other local techies. Antonio García Martínez, WIRED, "How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System," 9 July 2018 Eskhanov created the app with seven others, part of a small team of techies for whom the app was more hobby than work. Amie Ferris-rotman, Washington Post, "Defying U.S. sanctions, Chechnya has created its own version of Instagram. Its strongman leader is a fan.," 29 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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The first known use of techie was in 1970

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English Language Learners Definition of techie

: someone who knows a lot about technology

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to gather or build up little by little

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