What does Techie mean?

A person who knows a lot about technology

When we say ‘Techie’, we’re talking about folks who are really into technology. They’re not just casual users, but more like experts who know a lot about how tech stuff works, especially when it comes to computers and similar devices.

This slang started to be used around the 1960s. In the U.S., technical college students were often called techies. At the same time, over in the UK, the term was used for service technicians. The way we use ‘techie’ has changed a bit over time, and it took on its current meaning in the 1980s.

Techies are known for their love of learning about and playing with all sorts of technology. Some of them focus on a specific area, while others have a broad knowledge about a lot of different things. Nowadays, because nearly everyone uses computers and smart devices, most techies know a lot about these gadgets.

Example for using ‘Techie’ in a conversation

Hey, I need your help with my laptop. It’s acting weird.

No worries, I’m here to help! I’m a bit of a techie, you know. What’s going on?

Well, it’s been freezing a lot and some programs won’t open.

Hmm, sounds like a software issue. Have you tried restarting it?