- a very short time; moment: to get dressed in a jiffy.
Origin of jiffy
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Related Words for jiffbreathing, burst, crack, instant, jiffy, minute, moment, outburst, second, shake, show, twinkle, twinkling, wink, trice
Examples from the Web for jiff
Historical Examples of jiff
You go an' wash your 'ands, an' I'll 'ave your dinner up in 'alf a jiff!The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
"Begorra, but ye are right, Jiff," was the hearty response of the Irishman.Klondike Nuggets
E. S. Ellis
Mrs. Jiff always “forgot to bring” her own comb and hair brush.Ruth Hall
I'll be back in a jiff, and supper'll be ready's soon I can git it.The Golden Boys and Their New Electric Cell
L. P. Wyman
“Some of the hands would like to see you for half a jiff, Mr. Wade,” said he.
- informal a very short timewait a jiffy
Word Origin for jiffy
1797, short for jiffy.
1785, "a moment, an instant," colloquial, origin unknown; said to be originally thieves' slang for "lightning."
see under in a flash.