jiff

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

jiffy

Noun[edit]

jiff (plural jiffs)

  1. (informal) A jiffy; a moment; a short time.
    • 1980, Robert Barr, The Do-It-Yourself Job (episode of Detective, BBC radio drama; around 19 min)
      You can keep Max company while I nip out for a jiff.
    • 2009, David Jerome, Roastbeef's Promise (page 42)
      A lady's voice answered, “Be out in a jiff.”

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

jiff (third-person singular simple present jiffs, present participle jiffing, simple past and past participle jiffed)

  1. (slang) to deceive, swindle, trick