noun[in singular] • informal
- A moment: we’ll be back in a jiffyMore 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.
late 18th century: of unknown origin.