jiffy

noun jif·fy \ ˈji-fē \

Definition of jiffy

plural jiffies
: moment, instant
  • ready in a jiffy

Examples of jiffy in a Sentence

  1. I'll be there in a jiffy.

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Origin and Etymology of jiffy

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JIFFY Defined for English Language Learners

jiffy

noun

Definition of jiffy for English Language Learners

  • : a very brief time


JIFFY Defined for Kids

jiffy

noun jif·fy \ ˈji-fē \

Definition of jiffy for Students

plural jiffies
: moment 1
  • I'll be there in a jiffy.


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