jildi

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Adverb[edit]

jildi (comparative more jildi, superlative most jildi)

  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.’