Definitions

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  • adjective informal Proficient in the use of technology, especially computers.

Etymologies

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This term appears to be a contraction of "high-tech savvy", as in the 1984 use in the title of “A New B-School Mission: Teaching High-Tech Savvy”, Business Week: 170-172, November 19, 1984, ISSN 0007-7135.

Examples

  • Modern, high-tech, international, cutting edge: they're all virtues befitting a young, little-known future leader who is described as a tech-savvy military genius by his loyalists.

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  • Modern, high-tech, international, cutting edge: they're all virtues befitting a young, little-known future leader who is described as a tech-savvy military genius by his loyalists.

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  • Modern, high-tech, international, cutting edge: they're all virtues befitting a young, little-known future leader who is described as a tech-savvy military genius by his loyalists.

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  • Modern, high-tech, international, cutting edge: they're all virtues befitting a young, little-known future leader who is described as a tech-savvy military genius by his loyalists.

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  • Then some tech-savvy student sits in a bedroom somewhere, dreams up some file-sharing concept, and we get killed.

    Fallin’ Up

  • Microsoft continues to make it all too easy for even tech-savvy PC users to dump Firefox or Opera and make Internet Explorer 8 their default browser, complains Hakon Wium Lie, CTO of rival browser maker, Opera, which is popular in Europe.

    Microsoft criticized for aggressive Internet Explorer updates

  • Also given the fact that lawmakers tend to not be particularly tech-savvy (understatement of the millenium?), a law mandating packet-agnostic networks would be extremely hard — if not impossible — to correct.

    DPI is GOOD for you: ‘Um – crap’

  • The Starbucks base is also a tech-savvy crew: a third of customers own smartphones.

    New Starbucks Pay System Makes Cash, Credit Cards Unnecessary

  • Knowing that its current audience consists of tech-savvy tinkerers interested in experimenting with new computing platforms, Marvell designed the Sheevaplug to run on the Linux operating system, whose source code is freely available for anyone to use.

    Linux computer ‘the size of a brick’

  • The “tech-savvy” upside is the government dont track my movements with a cell phone I dont have, and cant view any emails, security is then perhaps only for those who “get it”, not those who think they do.

    Gene twitters his last tweet

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