Microsoftie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Microsoft +‎ -ie

Noun[edit]

Microsoftie (plural Microsofties)

  1. (informal) An employee of Microsoft.
    • 1990, The Economist
      Craig Mundie, the software giant's chief technical officer, is not a typical Microsoftie.
    • 2002, David F D'Alessandro, Michele Owens, Brand Warfare
      An ex-Microsoftie named Alex St. John, who founded a company called WildTangent, put it this way, "I couldn't be better equipped to run a company."
    • 2008, Chuck Sphar, Stephen Randy Davis, C# 2008 for Dummies
      This style of naming variables was called Hungarian notation, after Charles Simonyi, a famous Microsoftie who recently went to the International Space Station as a space tourist.