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jiffy, a


: Let's make a jiffy dessert

noun phrase

(Variations: jif or jiff or jiffin or jiffing) A short space of time; an instant: drop off to sleep for a jiffy/ I'll have coffee ready in a jiff (1793+)

[said to be fr thieves' slang jeffey or jiffey, ''lightning'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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