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[jif-ee] /ˈdʒɪf i/

noun, plural jiffies. Informal.
a very short time; moment:
to get dressed in a jiffy.
noun (pl) jiffies, jiffs
(informal) a very short time: wait a jiffy

1797, short for jiffy.

1785, “a moment, an instant,” colloquial, origin unknown; said to be originally thieves’ slang for “lightning.”
jiffy (that is, a very brief period of time)
see under in a flash


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