jiff the policeman was entrusted with the delivery of the message, a verbal one, and I went with him.
Mrs. jiff always “forgot to bring” her own comb and hair brush.
"Begorra, but ye are right, jiff," was the hearty response of the Irishman.
“Some of the hands would like to see you for half a jiff, Mr. Wade,” said he.
Ah, jiff, it does me good to see your handsome silf; and how have ye been, and how do ye expect to continue to be?
I'd rather wear my homespun rig of pepper-salt and gray— I'll have it on in half a jiff, when I get home to-day.
Tumbled to the trick in a jiff; never let on but what he wrote the letter, never will let on, I bet.
I'll be back in a jiff, and supper'll be ready's soon I can git it.
"I'll find you some in half a jiff," said Dorrie Barnes, whisking off immediately.
You go an' wash your 'ands, an' I'll 'ave your dinner up in 'alf a jiff!
1785, "a moment, an instant," colloquial, origin unknown; said to be originally thieves' slang for "lightning."