\ˈte-kē \

Definition of techy 

: characterized by technological sophistication : technical techy innovations

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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 Well, the point is those are all small, techy things. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Senator Ron Wyden on Recode Decode," 22 Aug. 2018 To techy types, this seems much more efficient and futuristic. The Economist, "The future of food, served up right here in augmented reality," 7 July 2018 Since a dude named Travis launched an app called UberCab in 2010, techy transportation companies have argued that providing regulators with too much data threatens rider privacy and their own intellectual property. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "California's Heavy-Handed Plan to Regulate the Self-Driving Car Biz," 24 May 2018 Will The Wave Top, Bottom, and Long Sleeve One Piece—in multiple colors that combine delicate details, techy qualities (think: quick-drying fabric with UV protection) and an overall beautiful, figure-flattering silhouette., "Lululemon Launched a Swim Collection, and We Want Everything," 14 May 2018 The graphics in both the Ryzen 3 2200G and 5 2400G, according to smarter, techier folks than myself, is roughly in-line with the Nvidia GeForce 1030—a part that'd cost around $100 on its own, without the main processor attached. Brendan Nystedt, WIRED, "Want to Learn More About Computers? Try Building Your Own PC," 4 Apr. 2018 Investor interest in Ford has sagged over legitimate concern that the company’s current job—building cars—might be neglected in its rush toward ephemeral, techy pursuits. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "Ford’s Future Lineup Laid Bare: Here’s What We Know (Including Bronco, GT500, and More!)," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of techy

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for techy

technological + 1-y

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