noun, often attributive
quick·​ie | \ ˈkwi-kē How to pronounce quickie (audio) \

Definition of quickie

: something done or made in a hurry: such as
a : a quickly and usually cheaply produced work (such as a motion picture or book)
b : 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 Later, came Emily Mariko's viral salmon rice bowl, a quickie, microwavable concoction that includes a single ice cube for moisture. Vogue, 22 Dec. 2021 Their quickie's cut short, so Dexter resumes his trip into town. Matt Cabral, EW.com, 8 Nov. 2021 That sadly includes not telling his parents about their quickie wedding. Ashley Ray-harris, Vulture, 29 Nov. 2021 Following Connery's quickie return engagement in Diamonds Are Forever, the Bond brain trust went after an actor who'd always been on their 007 short list. Chris Nashawaty, EW.com, 15 Sep. 2021 And some rather interesting emojis recently popped up that are making fans think Kourtney Kardashian may have had a quickie wedding to Blink-182's Travis Barker. Elizabeth Loga, Glamour, 14 July 2021 The Red Sox coaches had to call their minor league counterparts to get quickie scouting reports. BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2021 If all that is too ambitious for the summer, the networks could get the folks who do Hallmark and Lifetime telepics to churn out some cost-effective pulp fiction or quickie biopics for the summer. Josef Adalian, Vulture, 1 July 2021 In the parlance of the times, this was known as a quickie divorce. Robert Goulder, Forbes, 18 June 2021

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First Known Use of quickie

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Quickie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quickie. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of quickie

: something that is done very quickly
: an act of sexual intercourse that is done in a very short amount of time


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