a very short time; moment: to get dressed in a jiffy.
- Also jiff [jif]. /dʒɪf/.
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How to use jiffy in a sentence
Its versatile foldable design neatly folds into a space-saving single-device charger for your phone or earbuds if you lack workspace real estate, but you can easily bring it back to its three-fold state in a jiffy.Streamline your charging experience with this 3-in-1 charging hub on sale | Stack Commerce | November 23, 2022 | Popular-Science
Per the makers, its level of difficulty is 5 out of 10, so it’s not easy enough that you’ll complete it in a jiffy, but not challenging enough that you’ll want to abandon it altogether.This puzzle is the ultimate gift—it also gives you the chance to win $1 million | Stack Commerce | December 7, 2021 | Popular-Science
In one recent week, a New Yorker got a free Covid-19 test in a jiffy, with results the next day, while a Coloradan had to shell out $50 for a test two cities from her hometown after a frantic round of pharmacy-hopping.Covid-19 testing turnaround times are still uneven this far into pandemic | Kaiser Health News | October 14, 2021 | Quartz
You can optimize and make Google work for you in a jiffy by adding these 15 Chrome Extensions to your browser today.Top 15 Chrome extensions for social media marketers | Bhavik Soni | September 23, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
The GFY (pronounced “jiffy”) is essentially a more technologically advanced version of the ubiquitous GIF.
You can be the leader of a Salvadoran death squad, and then manage a jiffy Lube in North Miami.Sunshine: Florida’s Fraught Relationship With the Truth | Jim DeFede | March 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
To this day, I pick up a box of jiffy cornbread mix when shopping.
The other, about Sting performing at jiffy Lube Live, a concert venue in Bristow, Virginia.
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson says the jiffy Lube logo makes more fiscal sense.
Nets were run out in a jiffy, but I fear the big fish had already given them the slip.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The Rainbow won't appear until after the storm and I can make you big again in a jiffy, before I join my sisters on our bow.The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
A yardman let us in on the spur at the end of the headquarters building, and the boss was off in half a jiffy.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
In a jiffy they had a real Trius-beating, for the hedge is high and firm and one can't get across it quickly.Maezli | Johanna Spyri
His chums understood, and the remains of the feast were swept under bed covers in a jiffy.The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
British Dictionary definitions for jiffy
informal a very short time: wait a jiffy
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Other Idioms and Phrases with jiffy
see under in a flash.
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