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 The rush-rush allows secret last-minute deals and opens holes for lobbyists to sneak in last-moment quickie amendments that make their corporate clients all too happy. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, 3 June 2021 There’s one Swift record that nobody really wants to remember: her quickie six-song Christmas EP from 2008. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 19 May 2021 So a lot is riding on tonight's quickie performances. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, 11 May 2021 To help sustain the lie, Horowitz was duty bound to deliver another quickie Trump book within six months of the lost election. Ronald Radosh, The New Republic, 5 May 2021 But a quickie tour found few accepting visitors, especially those of Democrats. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, 16 Apr. 2021 The couple who wrote it authored a history of civilization released in 11 volumes over 40 years, and this quickie follow-up is like if a video-game inventor injected all the cheat codes straight into your veins. Molly Young, Vulture, 9 Apr. 2021 Of course, Lifetime already weighed in with its own quickie movie about the topic, but that only scratched the surface. Brian Lowry, CNN, 16 Mar. 2021 His quickie book proclaiming victory while his state’s ragged response was still unfolding. WSJ, 12 Mar. 2021

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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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17 Jun 2021

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“Quickie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quickie. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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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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