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Trek +‎ -ie. From Star Trek, as in groupie. (1970).


  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɛki/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛki


Trekkie (plural Trekkies)

  1. (fandom slang) A (usually major) fan of the TV science fiction series Star Trek.
    Not all Trekkies go around speaking Klingon and making endless references to the original Star Trek series.

Usage notes[edit]

  • There is a division among fans over whether Trekkie or Trekker is the appropriate term, with many preferring one over the other. Trekkie is the better-known term.


  • 1992 StarTrek VI is a fast-moving, vigorous book that will not disappoint the legions of Trekkies who avidly follow the adventure of their heroes. — Review of Star Trek - The Undiscovered Country in Amiga User International, author unknown, December 1992, HHL Publishing (UK), page 90.
  • 2002 I have a major confession to make which will probably incur the wrath of all Trekkies out there. — Trek & Treat, article in The Daily Mirror (UK), Jessica Mellor, Saturday, August 10, 2002, page 44.