Techy Tech"y, a. [From OE. tecche, tache, a habit, bad habit, vice, OF. tache, teche, a spot, stain, blemish, habit, vice, F. tache a spot, blemish; probably akin to E. tack a small nail. See {Tack} a small nail, and cf. {Touchy}.] Peevish; fretful; irritable. [1913 Webster]

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