noun, plural jif·fies. Informal.
Origin of jiffy
Examples from the Web for jiffy
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|DAILY BEAST
To this day, I pick up a box of Jiffy cornbread mix when shopping.
Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson says the Jiffy Lube logo makes more fiscal sense.
The other, about Sting performing at Jiffy Lube Live, a concert venue in Bristow, Virginia.
But Holden tumbled and several Princeton men were on him in a jiffy.Football Days|William H. Edwards
Get upon the deck, and I'll swaller this iron if you aren't able to dance a breakdown in a jiffy!The Wreck of the Grosvenor, Volume 1 of 3|William Clark Russell
"That I will," said Tommy, and in a jiffy he had gnawed them free.Kernel Cob And Little Miss Sweetclover|George Mitchel
I can't take it with me, for it would be a bother, an' if it tried to spout po'try I'd be discovered in a jiffy.Sky Island|L. Frank Baum
This you see generates a terrific heat, and in a jiffy the soup is made piping hot.Phil Bradley's Snow-shoe Trail|Silas K. Boone
noun plural jiffies or jiffs
Word Origin for jiffy
1785, "a moment, an instant," colloquial, origin unknown; said to be originally thieves' slang for "lightning."
see under in a flash.