quickie

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EtymologyEdit

quick +‎ -ie

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɪki/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪki

NounEdit

quickie (plural quickies)

  1. (colloquial) Something made or done swiftly.
  2. (colloquial, by extension) A brief sexual encounter.
    Hyponym: nooner
    • 2005, Slavoj Žižek, The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Women and Causality, Verso (→ISBN), page 89:
      Why talk about courtly love [l'amour courtois] today, in an age of permissiveness when the sexual encounter is often nothing more than a ‘quickie’ in some dark corner of an office?
  3. (cricket) A fast bowler.

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