Definition of quickie in US English:



  • 1A rapidly consumed alcoholic drink.

    • ‘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!’
    • ‘Let the last word rest with the Italian ambassador, Luigi Amaduzzi: ‘I asked the barmaid for a quickie.’’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2A brief act of sexual intercourse.

    • ‘It was a hot spot reminiscent of the dark room where people went for quickies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She admits they've had to make some compromises - like having more quickies (luckily, she's always been fast) - but she doesn't mind.’
    • ‘If you're going to do that, you might as well just have a quickie in your parents' laundry room or something.’
    • ‘Facilitated by Bluetooth-enabled phones, Brits send phone messages and photos to other ‘toothers’ within 100 feet and hook up for anonymous quickies.’
    • ‘Erotica is like a quickie; you just knock out a quick, hot little story.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Taking time means that while quickies are fun, really satisfying sex lasts a lot longer than 15 minutes.’
    • ‘Hmm... 5 years together now, and it's holding fairly steady at about once a week (and normally a quickie at that).’
    • ‘There was a knock on the door and Adam asked, jokingly, ‘Are you two love birds done with that quickie yet?’’
    • ‘Or maybe it's because those baggy pants come on and off so easily - they beg for a 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We live together, and I think that there should be more than maybe a once a week quickie.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She was everything to him, and now, his life of quickies and one-night stands with babes seems empty.’
    • ‘It's not that I mind a quickie; it's just not enough.’


  • Done or made quickly.

    ‘a quickie divorce’
    • ‘There is no quickie scheme that will make you a successful person.’
    • ‘Are you saying that you're flying to the Dominican Republic for a quickie divorce?’
    • ‘This week we'll clean out the Answerman's inbox a little, with some quickie responses to some quickie questions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We are getting more of what I would call quickie storms, which are short and sharp and do a lot of damage.’
    • ‘And which is why I bet a lot of you proudly responded to last week's front page quickie quiz - Which are you?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Here's the thing: people blab and gossip as a way of establishing quickie intimacy with each other.’
    • ‘Election outcomes have a variety of reasons that do not lend themselves to quickie analysis.’
    • ‘Maybe we could even rush out a quickie biography, explaining to the masses the meaning of Mr. Greenspan's life and work.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Wasn't this supposed to be one of those little quickie mini-wars?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While we're on a Valentine roll, let's have another quickie survey.’
    rapid, swift, quick, fast, prompt, immediate, expeditious, express, brisk, sharp, unhesitating
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