[kwik-ee] /ˈkwɪk i/ Informal.
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.
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.
Also called (esp Brit) quick one. a speedily consumed alcoholic drink
“sex act done hastily,” 1940, from quick (adj.) + -ie. As “alcoholic drink meant to be taken hurriedly,” from 1941 (quick one in this sense from 1928). From 1926 as “motion picture made in a short time.”
: the new ”quickie divorce” law
noun 1. . noun 1. a labor strike that has not been called or sanctioned by the officials of the union. noun 1. a strike begun by workers spontaneously or without union approval A strike called in violation of an existing contract between labor and management.
noun, Football. 1. a punt, usually on second or third down, made from an offensive formation not usually used for kicking, intended to go beyond the opposing safety men in order to prevent a possible runback.
- Quick like a bunny
adverb phrase Very quickly [1940s+ Students; possibly a reference to the rapid copulation of rabbits]
[kwik-lahym] /ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/ noun 1. 1 (def 1). /ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/ noun 1. another name for calcium oxide n. late 14c., from quick (adj.) “living” + lime (n.1). A loan-translation of Latin calx viva. So called perhaps for being unquenched, or for the vigorousness of its qualities; cf. Old English cwicfyr “sulfur.”