jiffy | jiff

This page is about the slang term jiffy | jiff.

Meaning: a moment, a very short time

For example:

  • Just a moment. I've got to see John for a sec but I'll be back in a jiffy.

  • I'll be with you in a jiff. I just need to take this call first.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says they'll be back in a jiffy, or in a jiff, you can expect to wait for

a. a minute or two

b. ten or fifteen minutes

c. about half an hour

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Contributor: Matt Errey