quickie

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 According to cosmetic chemist Ron Robinson of BeautyStat.com, dry conditioners are designed to spritz on just enough to make your hair shinier, smoother, and softer (kind of like a quickie conditioning treatment). Danielle Gray, Allure, "How to Use Dry Conditioner on Your Hair," 24 Nov. 2020 Set in the late 1950s at a ranch house in Reno where women wait to finalize quickie divorces, the movie is full of characters from all walks of life looking for a fresh start. David Sims, The Atlantic, "20 of the Best Films About Family for the Holidays," 21 Nov. 2020 To wit, this week, The Class by Taryn Toomey is offering quickie 15-minute classes focused on movement and breath through their virtual studio. Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, "How to Handle Election Anxiety, According to Mental Health Experts," 1 Nov. 2020 Osnos has now produced a quickie campaign biography of Joe Biden, adapted from New Yorker articles published over the years and buttressed with some new reporting. David Greenberg, Washington Post, "A Joe Biden biography with a few surprises," 23 Oct. 2020 Websites with quickie value estimators aren’t the way to determine the value of your home. Dallas News, "A Realtor can help you sell or buy a home," 30 Aug. 2020 Couples have found the quickie ceremonies to be a point of stability with so much uncertainty. Kristen Bateman, WSJ, "Elopement Makes a Major Comeback Amidst the Pandemic," 22 Sep. 2020 Websites with quickie value estimators aren’t the way to determine the value of your home. Dallas News, "A Realtor can help you sell or buy a home," 30 Aug. 2020 Websites with quickie value estimators aren’t the way to determine the value of your home. Dallas News, "A Realtor can help you sell or buy a home," 30 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of quickie

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quickie was in 1926

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1 Dec 2020

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“Quickie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quickie. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for quickie

quickie

noun
How to pronounce quickie (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of quickie

informal
: 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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