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jiffy

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɪfi
 
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(also jiff)

Definition of jiffy in English:

noun

[in singular] informal
A moment: we’ll be back in a jiffy
More example sentences
  • Plus if we can read the minute print on newspapers in a jiffy, what's the difficulty with a small watchface?
  • This is the sort of movie that will either keep you enthralled at each moment or send you to sleep in a jiffy.
  • Try this Nobel Great, an anagram of ‘Stern Alien I Bet,’ that one team cracked in a jiffy.
Synonyms
very soon, soon, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, shortly, directly, any second, any minute, any minute now, in a short time, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, in no time at all, in less than no time, before you know it, before long;
North American momentarily
British informal in a tick, in two ticks, in a mo
North American informal in a snap, in jig time
archaic anon

Origin

late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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