[ kwik-ee ]
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  1. a book, story, movie, etc., usually trivial in quality, requiring only a short time to produce.

  2. a quickly consumed alcoholic drink.

  1. anything taking only a short time, especially a hurried sexual encounter.

  1. done, made, assembled, etc., quickly or hurriedly: I'll fix a quickie meal after I get home from the office.

  2. achieved or acquired with a minimum of formality: a quickie divorce.

Origin of quickie

First recorded in 1925–30; quick + -ie

Words Nearby quickie

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How to use quickie in a sentence

  • 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 | Beverly Willett | August 28, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • 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
  • This authentic quickie is started by cooking the garlic in butter until the butter is melted.

    The Complete Book of Cheese | Robert Carlton Brown

British Dictionary definitions for quickie


/ (ˈkwɪkɪ) /

  1. 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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