jiffy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"jiffy" in British English

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jiffynoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈdʒɪf.i/ informal
a very ​shorttime: I'll be with you in a jiffy. I've just got to ​fetch some ​books from ​upstairs - I won't be a jiffy (= I'll be very ​quick).
(Definition of jiffy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jiffy" in American English

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jiffynoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈdʒɪf·i/ infml
a very ​shorttime: I’m on the ​phone, but I’ll be with you in a jiffy.
(Definition of jiffy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Jiffy™" in Business English

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Jiffy™noun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʒɪfi/ (also Jiffy bag) trademark
a thick ​envelope that ​protects things that are easily ​damaged when they are ​sent in the ​mail
(Definition of Jiffy™ from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jiffy”
in Spanish instante, santiamén…
in Vietnamese chốc lát…
in Malaysian sekejap lagi…
in Thai ชั่วเวลาประเดี๋ยว, ชั่วครู่เดียว…
in French en moins de deux…
in German der Augenblick…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一会儿,瞬间…
in Indonesian waktu sesaat, sebentar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一會兒,瞬間…
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