Definition of quickie in English:



  • 1A rapidly consumed alcoholic drink.

    • ‘Whether you are just stopping by for a quickie after work, celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, or simply out on the town, you won't want to miss out on one of Clouds Downtown's infamous Martinis.’
    • ‘However during the first half I had to nip to the loo twice and on each journey I slugged another quickie of Rioja down.’
    • ‘Let the last word rest with the Italian ambassador, Luigi Amaduzzi: ‘I asked the barmaid for a quickie.’’
    • ‘Just a quickie tonight - I think it's only right and respectful on Australia Day to crack open a can of Fosters and celebrate with our friends on the other side of the world!’
  • 2A brief act of sexual intercourse.

    • ‘Hmm... 5 years together now, and it's holding fairly steady at about once a week (and normally a quickie at that).’
    • ‘Or maybe it's because those baggy pants come on and off so easily - they beg for a quickie.’
    • ‘It's an extremely physical performance: invariably attired in long, flowing caftans, easily whipped off for a game of squash, or a quickie before dinner, Ted is not only comfortable with his own nakedness, he revels in it.’
    • ‘One woman admitted (it was confirmed by her photo) that she was past her best and was only looking for someone to meet her for a quickie in the steam room, where she wouldn't have to bear close scrutiny.’
    • ‘She admits they've had to make some compromises - like having more quickies (luckily, she's always been fast) - but she doesn't mind.’
    • ‘Facilitated by Bluetooth-enabled phones, Brits send phone messages and photos to other ‘toothers’ within 100 feet and hook up for anonymous quickies.’
    • ‘So when he started snoring softly after the explosive five am quickie, I felt relieved and happy: at least something good can come out of my being such a sex fiend.’
    • ‘It's not that I mind a quickie; it's just not enough.’
    • ‘Taking time means that while quickies are fun, really satisfying sex lasts a lot longer than 15 minutes.’
    • ‘Mary is undeterred; if she can't have sex with him, then she'll just have a quickie, damn it: she goes for his pants and he squeals like a girl - or like I do when Anne asks me if I know how horses eat grass.’
    • ‘She was everything to him, and now, his life of quickies and one-night stands with babes seems empty.’
    • ‘It was a hot spot reminiscent of the dark room where people went for quickies.’
    • ‘Erotica is like a quickie; you just knock out a quick, hot little story.’
    • ‘We live together, and I think that there should be more than maybe a once a week quickie.’
    • ‘I have friends who have fallen pregnant several times after a quickie with someone from a nightclub or wherever and the result has been an un-wanted pregnancy.’
    • ‘Then there is Helen, a sensual artiste who is also unhappy with the dudes in her life, although heaven knows she's having enough quickies with them.’
    • ‘Another magazine article revealed that when women want to have a fling they will pick a tall, dark and handsome type, thinking that guy doesn't want commitment because of this apparent statistic and therefore worth a quickie.’
    • ‘There was a knock on the door and Adam asked, jokingly, ‘Are you two love birds done with that quickie yet?’’
    • ‘If you're going to do that, you might as well just have a quickie in your parents' laundry room or something.’
  • 3A fast bowler.

    • ‘England in contrast have three quickies with plenty of experience: Harmison, Freddie Flintoff and Simon Jones.’
    • ‘He and the other two quickies were under-utilised by Border because of the deteriorating light, and Border captain Pieter Strydom sportingly kept his spinners and slower bowlers operating so that the game could continue.’
    • ‘Our quickies bowl with such amazing consistency that they manage a slew of wides and no balls each game.’
    • ‘The moustachioed swagger that Essex were beginning to know and love counted for absolutely nothing when the future England captain made his Test debut against Australia's quickies at Edgbaston in 1975.’
    • ‘World cricket is fortunate to witness one of the greatest genuine fast bowlers of all time, and that too when there is a dearth for quickies.’
    • ‘Baugh was the catalyst, swivel-pulling the quickies, slashing and cutting like a blade and cleverly upper-cutting over the slip cordon and wicket-keeper.’
    • ‘Jayasuriya has fallen victim to the quickies 88 percent of the time against South Africa, 80 percent against Australia and 89 percent against the Windies.’
    • ‘York probably regretted batting first on a grassy track as Harrogate's quickies, Dave Pennett and Khalid Hussain, made swift inroads so that the visitors were reduced to 59-7 after 27 overs.’
    • ‘Brian Lara found himself in familiar territory as he tried to rescue a sagging West Indian team after South Africa's quickies struck hard on the first day of the fifth and final cricket Test at Sabina Park here yesterday.’
    • ‘Having said that, if he comes up against some quickies in Australia I reckon he still might be found wanting.’


  • Done or made quickly.

    ‘a quickie divorce’
    • ‘I love the story about the raising of the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde in Paris - I've read a better version somewhere but here's the quickie recap.’
    • ‘Election outcomes have a variety of reasons that do not lend themselves to quickie analysis.’
    • ‘The couple finally split in 2003 after being granted a quickie divorce in October on the grounds of the movie star's ‘unreasonable behaviour’ after six years of marriage.’
    • ‘Unwilling to churn out a quickie soccer novel to pay the bills, Owen, with the help of his professional gambler father, lands a job dealing blackjack and spinning the roulette wheel at a London casino.’
    • ‘Are you saying that you're flying to the Dominican Republic for a quickie divorce?’
    • ‘I'm not talking about quickie paperbacks, the kind that publishers toss off in a matter of weeks in response to an event or news story that captures the popular imagination.’
    • ‘While we're on a Valentine roll, let's have another quickie survey.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, this quickie reference guide will help you pull off a successful barbecue in your neighbourhood.’
    • ‘But I'm cool with 50% divorce rates and quickie Vegas weddings.’
    • ‘Away from the world of wine-and-cheese openings and quickie television interviews, Gandhy's public-spiritedness draws him to causes like a moth to a candle.’
    • ‘Here's the thing: people blab and gossip as a way of establishing quickie intimacy with each other.’
    • ‘Wasn't this supposed to be one of those little quickie mini-wars?’
    • ‘The silver lining is that just being yourself - on those quickie October weekend jaunts to girl-girl watering holes like Provincetown - impresses them even more.’
    • ‘Thereafter, she joined a family law firm in Reno, Nevada, where I have no doubt she was among the town's top lawyers on matters Reno - quickie marriages and divorces.’
    • ‘There is no quickie scheme that will make you a successful person.’
    • ‘This week we'll clean out the Answerman's inbox a little, with some quickie responses to some quickie questions.’
    • ‘We are getting more of what I would call quickie storms, which are short and sharp and do a lot of damage.’
    • ‘For a while, the couple appeared to have patched up their marriage, but in September 2001, after 20 years together, a quickie divorce went ahead on the grounds that the marriage had broken down irretrievably.’
    • ‘And which is why I bet a lot of you proudly responded to last week's front page quickie quiz - Which are you?’
    • ‘Maybe we could even rush out a quickie biography, explaining to the masses the meaning of Mr. Greenspan's life and work.’
    rapid, swift, quick, fast, prompt, immediate, expeditious, express, brisk, sharp, unhesitating
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