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Anglo-Indian military slang, from Hindi जल्दी (jaldī, soon).



jildi (not comparable)

  1. Quickly.
    • 1929, Frederic Manning, The Middle Parts of Fortune, Vintage 2014, page 27:
      ‘Them bloody chaps 'ave a cushy job,’ said little Martlow with resentful envy. ‘Just fly over the line, take a peek at ol' Fritz, and as soon as a bit o' shrapnel comes their way, fuck off 'ome jildy, toot sweet.’
    • 1989, Anthony Burgess, “Pump”, in Any Old Iron, London: Hutchinson, →ISBN; republished New York, N.Y.: Washington Square Press, Pocket Books, 1990, →ISBN, page 277:
      If you don’t drink that tea a bit jildy you’ll miss the bus.