jiffy jiffy  /ˈdʒɪ fi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

Usage(s):

  1. And that plays right to Google's strength since it can ostensibly hunt out headlines in jiffy from around the world.
  2. He made faces, explaining that he can look like Benito Mussolini and then, in a jiffy, look like his benevolent self.
  3. In a jiffy, I felt the soul of this wonderful man, for he displayed a quiet strength, utter conviction, a competence unassailable.

News

  • Stores robbed

    Two Jiffy 7 Til 11 convenience stores have been robbed since Saturday. The Jiffy on South White Street in Athens was held up and money and cigarettes were taken Saturday evening - the Jiffy on Congress Parkway was robbed Monday night.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Daily Post-Athenian

Quotes

  1. "Some employees were not regularly inspecting their storage containers to prevent oil and antifreeze from spilling or leaking," says state Attorney General Jerry Brown. "Under today's agreement, Jiffy Lube will launch a program to ensure that...
    on May 7, 2008 By: Pat Brown Source: Central Valley Business Times

  2. "Investors have many choices today and given that, they can move in a jiffy. So we have to satisfy the expectations and aspirations of the most stringent of investors and consumers," Murthy said at a CII corporate governance event on ethics and...
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: NR Narayana Murthy Source: Business Standard

  3. "I didn't plan (this trip) in a jiffy," Coderre said Sunday. "It's been a lot of months and a lot of weeks that we sent messages...... Every time they had a reason."
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: Denis Coderre Source: Canada.com

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