quick·​ie ˈkwi-kē How to pronounce quickie (audio)
often attributive
: something done or made in a hurry: such as
: a quickly and usually cheaply produced work (such as a motion picture or book)
: a hastily performed act of sexual intercourse

Examples of quickie in a Sentence

“Do you have any other questions?” “Just a quickie.” I would like to have a meeting. It'll be a quickie.
Recent Examples on the Web Waiting for the reception desk to be unmanned, then grabbing a key card for an illicit quickie with her lover. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Apr. 2022 No one notices Millin and Kwan sneak off for a quickie. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 7 Apr. 2023 Rose lovers, this was a real kiss, not some quickie peck on the lips. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 24 Jan. 2023 Once your junk-drawer makeover is complete, ride that energy into another quickie organizing project, like overhauling your sock drawer. Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour, 9 Jan. 2023 But, hey: who wants a quickie follow-up to a movie as massive as Avatar? Keith Phipps, Rolling Stone, 6 Dec. 2022 The quarterback hit him with a quickie, DeVante Parker threw a nifty post-up block, and Jones showed off his quicks, outracing the defense 48 yards to the end zone and a 7-3 lead. Jim McBride, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Dec. 2022 Bundchen closed on the house Oct. 6; their quickie divorce, filed in Glades County, became final Oct. 28. Madeleine Marr Miami Herald (tns), al, 10 Nov. 2022 Narration launches the Game of Thrones spin-off (debuting Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO) with a quickie guide to the Targaryen dynasty. Darren Franich, EW.com, 19 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quickie was in 1926

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“Quickie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quickie. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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quick·​ie ˈkwik-ē How to pronounce quickie (audio)
: something done or made in a hurry
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