technophile

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noun tech·no·phile \ˈtek-nə-ˌfī(-ə)l\

Definition of technophile

  1. :  an enthusiast of technology

technophilia

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The word technophile came along soon after technophobe, which seemed to need an antonym. Its own synonyms include geek, gearhead, and propeller-head (for the characters in 1950s comic books who wore propeller beanies to indicate that they were sci-fi fans). Even before American inventors began amazing the world with their "Yankee ingenuity" in the 19th century, most Americans could be described as technology lovers. Today, American technophilia may be seen most vividly when a new version of a popular video game sells millions of copies to young buyers on the day of its release.

First Known Use of technophile

1955


TECHNOPHILE Defined for English Language Learners

technophile

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Definition of technophile for English Language Learners

  • : someone who likes and enjoys technology and modern machines (such as computers)

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