jiffy
noun (plural jiffies) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1779 moment, instant <
ready in a jiffy
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  • jiffy — [jif′ē] n. pl. jiffies [18th c. slang < ?] Informal a very short time; instant [done in a jiffy]: also jiff …   English World dictionary

  • jiffy — (n.) 1785, a moment, an instant, colloquial, origin unknown; said to be originally thieves slang for lightning …   Etymology dictionary

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  • jiffy —    1. a unit of time used in computer engineering. A jiffy is the length of one cycle, or tick, of the computer s system clock. In the past, this was often equal to one period of the alternating current powering the computer: 1/60 second in the U …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Jiffy — Ein Jiffy bezeichnet im englischen ein kurzes, häufig nicht näher spezifiziertes Zeitintervall (ähnlich dem deutschen „Augenblick“ oder „Moment“). Es wird vermutet, dass der Begriff aus dem kriminellen Slang des 18. Jahrhunderts stammt.[1] In… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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