jiffies


jiffies
jif·fy || dʒɪfɪ n. very short time, moment, instant, trice (Slang)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • jiffy — /jif ee/, n., pl. jiffies. Informal. a very short time; moment: to get dressed in a jiffy. Also, jiff /jif/. [1770 80; orig. uncert.] Syn. instant, flash, second, trice. * * * …   Universalium


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