jiff

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Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of jiffy.

Noun[edit]

jiff (plural jiffs)

  1. (informal) A jiffy; a moment; a short time.
    • 1918 [1915], Thomas Burke, Nights in London[1], New York: Henry Holt and Company:
      Oh, yerss. Come in. Half a jiff till I finished this bottom stair. Now then—whoa!—don't touch that banister; it's a bit loose.
    • 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.”
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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (slang) to deceive, swindle, trick

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