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quickie

[ kwik-ee ]
/ ˈkwɪk i /
Informal.
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noun
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.
adjective
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.
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Origin of quickie

First recorded in 1925–30; quick + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for quickie

quickie
/ (ˈkwɪkɪ) /

noun informal
Also called (esp Brit): quick one a speedily consumed alcoholic drink
  1. anything made, done, produced, or consumed rapidly or in haste
  2. (as modifier)a quickie divorce; a quickie ceremony
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