Definition of jiffy in English:

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jiffy

Pronunciation: /ˈjifē/

noun

[in singular] informal
A moment: we’ll be back in a jiffy
More example sentences
  • This is the sort of movie that will either keep you enthralled at each moment or send you to sleep in a jiffy.
  • After all, it's the very industry that gave us the concept of ‘quick and dirty’ - you know, solutions conjured up in a jiffy to meet the pressing needs of customers.
  • On display was the Honda fireblade, a 929 cc, four - cylinder bike that can propel the rider to a top speed of 280 km per hour in a jiffy.

Origin

Late 18th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with jiffy

cliffy, iffy, Liffey, niffy, sniffy, spiffy, squiffy, whiffy

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Syllabification: jif·fy

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