- a book, story, movie, etc., usually trivial in quality, requiring only a short time to produce.
- a quickly consumed alcoholic drink.
- anything taking only a short time, especially a hurried sexual encounter.
- done, made, assembled, etc., quickly or hurriedly: I'll fix a quickie meal after I get home from the office.
- achieved or acquired with a minimum of formality: a quickie divorce.
Origin of quickie
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Examples from the Web for quickie
And if Washington were to push the “victors” into a quickie election, the result probably would be the same, an MB victory.Leslie H. Gelb on the Democracy-Elections Trap in Egypt
Leslie H. Gelb
July 22, 2013
Jurors are usually cautious in a circumstantial case, as was clear from the quickie nature of their verdict.The Media’s Casey Anthony Shame
July 5, 2011
When I refused a quickie divorce on his terms, he served me with divorce papers filled with baseless complaints.My Fight to Stop My Divorce
August 28, 2010
She was on her way home from one of the quickie divorce courts on Terra and was celebrating her marital emancipation.Lone Star Planet
Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
This is a quickie Rum Tum Tiddy, without any onion, a poor, housebroken version of the original.The Complete Book of Cheese
Robert Carlton Brown
- Also called (esp Brit): quick one a speedily consumed alcoholic drink
- anything made, done, produced, or consumed rapidly or in haste
- (as modifier)a quickie divorce; a quickie ceremony
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Word Origin and History for quickie
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