Posted by ESC on September 16, 2003
In Reply to: "In a Jiffy" posted by woody on September 16, 2003
: To do something or get somewhere "in a jiffy", meaning to get there quickly or to do a task expediently. What is a "Jiffy?"
Merriam-Webster doesn't have an origin. Some other reference might.
Main Entry: jif·fy
Inflected Form(s): plural jiffies
Etymology: origin unknown
: MOMENT, INSTANT
See also: the meaning and origin of 'in a jiffy'.