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From tech ((informal) technology) +‎ savvy (perceptive, shrewd, and well-informed); perhaps a contraction of high-tech savvy,[1] or a variant of techno-savvy.[2]



tech-savvy (comparative more tech-savvy, superlative most tech-savvy)

  1. (informal) Proficient in the use of technology, especially computers.
    Synonym: techno-savvy
    • 1996 July 15, Michael Krantz, “Cashing in on Tomorrow”, in Time[1], volume 148, number 4, New York, N.Y.: Time Warner Publishing, ISSN 0928-8430, OCLC 749127914, archived from the original on 9 March 2008:
      The Tofflers have also recruited as executive partners TV producer Al Burton and the tech-savvy film producer and entrepreneur Jeff Apple.
    • 2021 August 11, Chris Howe, “Inspire the March of the ‘Mods’”, in Rail, number 937, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire: Bauer Media, ISSN 0953-4563, OCLC 999467860, page 63:
      But as the railways become increasingly digitised, it is these young tech-savvy individuals with knowledge about coding who may well have the skills the industry needs.

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  1. ^ See, for example, “A New B-School Mission: Teaching High-Tech Savvy”, in BusinessWeek, New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 19 November 1984, ISSN 0007-7135, OCLC 1065241000, pages 170–172.
  2. ^ techno-savvy, adj.” under “techno-, comb. form”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, June 2021; “techno-savvy, adj.”, in Lexico,; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

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