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"jiffy" in British English

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jiffynoun [S]

uk   /ˈdʒɪf.i/ us   /ˈdʒɪf.i/ informal
(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 short time: I’m on the phone, but I’ll be with you in a jiffy.
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"Jiffy™" in Business English

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Jiffy™noun [C]

uk   /ˈdʒɪfi/ us   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)
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