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 No quickies, no one-night stands, no using and abusing each other since the mandated shelter-at-home took place. Los Angeles Times, "‘I want to learn how to date without hooking up first’: Coronavirus dating stories," 30 Apr. 2020 The first of the PP quickies came at 12:06 when Bergeron made a top-of-the-crease tip of David Pastrnak’s half-slap from high in the left circle. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Bruins have enough to turn away Coyotes," 8 Feb. 2020 Chopra is currently in France for what many people think is Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas's second wedding ceremony, following their spur-of-the-moment Vegas quickie. Julyssa Lopez, Allure, "Priyanka Chopra Wore a Blonde Wig in Paris, and the Internet Has Questions," 26 June 2019 For others, orgasms can be utterly overwhelming and exhausting, making them incompatible with an afternoon quickie or early morning bang. Lux Alptraum, SELF, "Faking Orgasms Isn’t the Real Problem—the Real Problem Is Our Limited View of What Sexual Pleasure Looks Like," 20 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of quickie

1926, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2020

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“Quickie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quickie. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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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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