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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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 Here’s our report: THE VIBE: Boisterous and busy, with a mix of millennials, techies, students, construction workers and curious neighbors. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "First Look: What’s the new Taco Bell Cantina got that other Taco Bells don’t?," 16 Aug. 2019 High-end real estate agents now track down hideaways for California techies and Texas oil executives. Julie Turkewitz, New York Times, "A Boom Time for the Bunker Business and Doomsday Capitalists," 13 Aug. 2019 The really super-techie guys are predominantly uncomfortable in the public eye. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Deadmau5' Manager Dean Wilson Shares Seven Tips on How to Become a Dance Music Star," 13 Aug. 2019 For Indian techies, what are jobs of the future going to entail? Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "“Ola’s Bhavish Aggarwal, and not Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, is the Indian techie’s new role model”," 11 Aug. 2019 The 15 most popular roles for non-techies and what each job pays: Ranked from highest to lowest annual salary. 1. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "These 15 tech jobs that pay well are ideal for people without STEM backgrounds," 5 Aug. 2019 Donald Trump’s crackdown on work visas in the US has hardly deterred Indian techies. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Indian techies are far more obsessed with working in the US than anyone else," 5 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of techie

informal : someone who knows a lot about technology

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