jiff (n.) 1797, short for JIFFY (Cf. jiffy).

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  • jiff — (jĭf) n. Informal A jiffy. * * * …   Universalium

  • jiff — n. (also jiffy, pl. ies) colloq. a short time; a moment (in a jiffy; half a jiff). Etymology: 18th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • jiff — noun Date: 1797 jiffy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jiff — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. A very brief time: crack, flash, instant, minute1, moment, second1, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink. Informal: jiffy. Chiefly British: tick. See BIG, TIME …   English dictionary for students

  • jiff — n. jiffy, very short time, moment, instant, trice (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jiff — See jiffy …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • jiff(y) —  1. Short time.  2. just a jiffy Please wait a moment.  3. in a jiffy Shortly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • in a jiff(y) — mod. right away; immediately. (See also jiffy.) □ I’ll be there in a jiffy. □ The clerk’ll be with you in a jiff …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • in a jiff — See in a jiffy …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • jiffy — (= jiff) in a jiff in a jiffy …   Thesaurus of popular words

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