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Definition of "jiffy" []

  • Informal A short space of time; a moment. See Synonyms at moment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jiffy" in a sentence
  • "Pulling out into traffic with confidence that what you've got behind the throttle will get with the flow in a jiffy is a HUGE plus side to the Burgman as compared to the smaller scoots."
  • "As well as one of the few remaining human beings capable of using the word "jiffy" without corniness or ironic intent."
  • "Many hands make light work, and in what Bobolink called a "jiffy" there came plenty of wood of all kinds, from dead branches to small-sized logs."