Definition of techie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtekē/
(also tekkie or techy)

noun (plural techies)

A person who is expert in or enthusiastic about technology, especially computing.
Example sentences
  • Usually, only more hardcore computer techies are up to the challenge.
  • The techies may well actively resist bad technology with good sales that the executives force down their throats.
  • Constant turnover is the rule, as techies go where the coolest technology or most lucrative stock options are.


1960s: from tech + -ie. First recorded as a US slang term for a technical college student, the word was later used as British service slang, denoting a technician. Sense 1 dates from the 1980s.

Words that rhyme with techie

Becky, kaiseki, recce

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: tech·ie

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