\ ˈte-kē How to pronounce techy (audio) \

Definition of techy

: characterized by technological sophistication : technical techy innovations

Examples of techy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Model Emily Ratajkowski who, yesterday, was spotted in New York City making the case for techy earphones out on the streets. Vogue, "Geek-Chic! Emily Ratajkowski Makes the Case for Techy Earphones," 3 Oct. 2019 In Padua’s story the two friends complete the gargantuan engine and become an eccentric, techy crime-fighting duo. Sarah Lewin Frasier, Scientific American, "In Celebration of Ada Lovelace, the First Computer Programmer," 14 Oct. 2015 The dance punk band YACHT has always felt like a somewhat techy act since debuting in the early 2000s. Wired, "How YACHT Used Machine Learning to Create Their New Album," 5 Sep. 2019 Previous SlideNext Slide The dance punk band YACHT has always felt like a somewhat techy act since debuting in the early 2000s. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "How YACHT fed their old music to the machine and got a killer new album," 31 Aug. 2019 There's a sense of humor to the techy tunes, some really wicked moods and all told, nearly an hour and a half of dark, driving dance floor action. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Golf Clap Present Country Club Disco Comp With Justin Jay, VNSSA, Codes & More: Exclusive," 8 Aug. 2019 Companies are looking at techy alternatives, including scannable codes that could link to audio-accessible shade and ingredient information. Allure, "Blindness & Beauty: How Visually Impaired Women Changed an Industry That Ignored Them," 2 Apr. 2019 In my experience, OpenVPN and IPSec tunnels generally require somewhere between eight seconds and 30+ seconds to establish a tunnel, during which time the user must twiddle his or her thumbs and stare uncertainly at a very techy-looking dialog. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Testing WireGuard with an early-adopter VPN service," 11 Dec. 2018 There were minimalist slip-ons in sleek black-and-white combinations, a sneaker that looked almost like Allbirds but with techier fabric, and a rubbery slide with a millennial pink upper and a translucent red flatform. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "Crocs is now targeting teens. Somehow, it’s working.," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of techy

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for techy

tech- (in technical entry 1 or technology + -y entry 1

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27 Jan 2020

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“Techy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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