jiffy

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noun jif·fy \ˈji-fē\

Definition of jiffy

plural

jiffies

  1. :  moment, instant <ready in a jiffy>

Examples of jiffy in a sentence

  1. <I'll be there in a jiffy.>

Origin and Etymology of jiffy

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1779



JIFFY Defined for English Language Learners

jiffy

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noun jif·fy \ˈji-fē\

Definition of jiffy for English Language Learners

  • : a very brief time


JIFFY Defined for Kids

jiffy

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noun jif·fy \ˈji-fē\

Definition of jiffy for Students

plural

jiffies

  1. :  moment 1 <I'll be there in a jiffy.>



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