jigtime

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jigtime (uncountable)

  1. (dated, usually used in the phrase "in jigtime") A short period of time.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 12, The Cyclops
      The Englishman, whose right eye was nearly closed, took his corner where he was liberally drenched with water and when the bell went came on gamey and brimful of pluck, confident of knocking out the fistic Eblanite in jigtime.