jiffy


noun, plural jif·fies. Informal.

  1. a very short time; moment: to get dressed in a jiffy.

noun plural jiffies or jiffs

  1. informal a very short timewait a jiffy
n.

1785, “a moment, an instant,” colloquial, origin unknown; said to be originally thieves’ slang for “lightning.”

see under in a flash.

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