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jif·fy

 (jĭf′ē)
n. pl. jif·fies Informal
A short space of time; a moment. See Synonyms at moment.

[Origin unknown.]

jiffy

(ˈdʒɪfɪ) or

jiff

n, pl jiffies or jiffs
informal a very short time: wait a jiffy.
[C18: of unknown origin]

jif•fy

(ˈdʒɪf i)

also jiff

(dʒɪf)

n., pl. jif•fies also jiffs. Informal.
a very short time; moment; instant: to get dressed in a jiffy.
[1770–80]

jiffy

- An actual unit of time, .01 seconds.
See also related terms for seconds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jiffy - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)jiffy - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
mo, moment, second, minute, bit - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"

jiffy

noun (Informal) moment, second, flash, instant, twinkling, split second, trice, bat of an eye (informal) I'll have this truck fixed in a jiffy.

jiffy

noun
Informal. A very brief time:
Informal: jiff.
Chiefly British: tick.
Translations
لَحْظَه، في لَحْظَه
okamžik
i løbet af nul komma fem
augnablik
acumirklismirklis
anlâhza

jiffy

[ˈdʒɪfɪ] Nmomento m, segundo m
in a jiffyen un santiamén, en un momento, en un segundito (LAm)
to do sth in a jiffyhacer algo en un santiamén or momento
wait a jiffyespera un momentito, momentito (LAm), ahorita voy (Mex)

jiffy

[ˈdʒɪfi] n
in a jiffy → en un clin d'œilJiffy bag® nenveloppe f matelassée

jiffy

, jiff
n (inf)Minütchen nt (inf); I won’t be a jiffyich komme sofort or gleich; (= back soon)ich bin sofort or gleich wieder da; wait a jiffy!Augenblick (mal)! (inf); in a jiffysofort, gleich

jiffy

[ˈdʒɪfɪ] n (fam) in a jiffyin un baleno, in un batter d'occhio
wait a jiffy → aspetta un attimo

jiffy

(ˈdʒifi) noun
a moment. I'll be back in a jiffy.