noun, often attributive
quick·ie | \ˈkwi-kē \

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

And a few quickies … Wentz had a catch with Jeffery during team drills. Jeff Mclane, Philly.com, "Eagles practice observations: Jalen Mills locks down; Nelson Agholor explodes; Dallas Goedert catches on," 13 June 2018 And a few quickies … Reserve quarterback Joe Callahan fired a seam pass to Billy Brown, but the second-year tight end never looked back. Jeff Mclane, Philly.com, "Eagles practice observations: Carson Wentz is back (sort of); the first depth chart; Jay Ajayi shines," 22 May 2018 My fiance is down for quickies sometimes but not always. Dan Savage, Chicago Reader, "‘I keep having sex dreams about Kanye West’," 16 May 2018 After performing her miracle, Amelia, high off her success, hopped into the MRI machine for a quickie. Patti Greco, Cosmopolitan, "Of Course Amelia's Orgasm Leads to Something Awful on Grey's Anatomy," 29 Sep. 2017 Yet this model of scrupulous, intelligent filmmaking is as uninterested in the development of its characters—of either good guys or bad—as the cheapest exploitation quickie. Mark Feeney, Slate Magazine, "All the President’s Men," 14 June 2017 So if your guy is lying beside you, wake him up for a quickie. Cosmopolitan, "How to Fall Asleep (When You Can't Shut Your Brain Off)," 23 Mar. 2008 There he was promoted to director and tasked with cranking out low-budget quickies for the bottom half of double bills. Dennis Lim, New York Times, "Seijun Suzuki, Director Who Inspired Tarantino and Jarmusch, Dies at 93," 22 Feb. 2017 Having learned his trade making low-budget quickies for Roger Corman, Demme has always celebrated American junk culture. Patrick Goldstein, latimes.com, "Jonathan Demme on making 'Married to the Mob' and why he's attracted to movies about independent women," 26 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of quickie

1926, in the meaning defined above

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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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